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Thomas Reilly is the attorney general of Massachusetts. He is among several potential candidates for the Democratic nomination for the office of Governor in the 2006 state election, along with Secretary of the Commonwelath William F. Galvin, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Deval Patrick. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Deval Patrick (b. ...


Early Life


Thomas Francis Reilly was born on February 14, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Irish immigrant parents. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ...



Reilly described himself as a “misguided youth” the year his father died. Mortimer "Marty" Reilly, was found dead at home from a heart attack when Tom was 16. By age 22, he was focused with driving ambition, much to the credit of Wayne Budd's father, an ex-Marine turned policeman in Springfield who took him under wing and encouraged him to go to school. Wayne Budd Wayne Budd is senior executive vice president and general counsel, U.S., of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. ... Marine is an umbrella term for things relating to the ocean, as with Marine biology, Marine geology, and as a term for a navy, etc. ...



Tom attended Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA. He graduated in 1959. After graduating high school, he went off to college in Antigonish Nova Scotia, Canada at St. Francis Xavier University. He stayed there only a year, transferring to American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he graduated on June 7th 1964. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Cathedral High School is a Roman Catholic College Prepatory High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... Saint Francis Xavier University is a university located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. ...



Tom moved to Washington DC and worked for two years with the Central Intelligence Agency. For one year, Reilly moved to Dearborn, Michigan, where he worked with the Ford Motor Company as a Labor Relations Representative until 1967. Reilly attended Boston College Law School and received his JD in June of 1970. The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed Fords or FoMoCo, (NYSE: F) is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... Boston College is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in the New England region of the United States. ...



Reilly worked for two years as a prosecutor in the state attorney general’s civil rights division. He worked for four years as a Suffolk Country prosecutor. In 1976, Tom Reilly and Wayne Budd formed “Budd and Reilly”, a Boston based law firm. The firm became the largest minority dominated firm in New England. Wayne Budd Wayne Budd is senior executive vice president and general counsel, U.S., of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ...


Political Career

Reilly left the law firm in 1983 to work in Scott Harshbarger’s administration at the middlesex District Attorney's office as First Assistant DA. In 1991, Reilly ran and became the DA of Middlesex County. He was reelected for a second term. Scott Harshbarger is a lawyer and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... United States Attorneys represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court. ... Middlesex is the name of several places: In England: Middlesex, a traditional county of England, The original use of this place name. ...



Reilly ran for attorney general in 1998 against state Senator Lois Pines and won. He was reelected for a second term in 2002. Lois Pines is a Democrat and Massachusetts politician. ...


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