Richard Neal

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Richard Neal
U.S. Representative – MA-02
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Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 1989

Preceded by Edward Boland
Committees
Born February 14, 1949
Spouse Maureen Neal
Religion Roman Catholic


Congressman Richard E. Neal, Democrat, represents the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts.

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Background

Representative Neal was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 14, 1949 and was raised and educated in the City of Springfield. He is a 1972 graduate of American International College, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and was a member of the National Honor Society. He received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Barney School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Hartford in 1976. [1]

Rep. Neal began his public service career in 1973 as an Assistant to Springfield Mayor William C. Sullivan. In 1978, he was elected to the Springfield City Council and served as President of the Council in 1979. He became Mayor of the City of Springfield in 1984 and served until 1989. [2]

Committees

Caucuses

  • At-Large Whip for the House Democrats
  • Co-chairman of the New England Congressional Caucus

Other

  • Co-Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs

Awards

  • John F. Kennedy Award, Holyoke, Massachusetts Saint Patrick's Day Committee ~ date unknown
  • Ambassador's Award, Holyoke, Massachusetts Saint Patrick's Day Committee ~ date unknown
  • International Leadership Award by the American Ireland Fund ~ 2002
  • Irish American Democrat of the Year ~ Nov 2003

Affiliations

  • Trustee of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston
  • Serves on the Board of Directors and is a lifetime member of the Springfield Boys Club

Contact

Washington DC Office
2266 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5601

Milford Office
4 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 634-8198

Springfield Office
The Federal Building
1550 Main Street, Suite 309
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 785-0325

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