Brian J. Donnelly
|Brian J. Donnelly|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 11th district
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||James A. Burke|
|Succeeded by||District eliminated|
|United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago|
|Preceded by||Sally G. Cowal|
|Succeeded by||Edward E. Shumaker III|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
March 2, 1946|
Donnelly attended private schools in Suffolk County. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Science from Boston University in 1970. He was a teacher and coach in the Boston public schools. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1973–1978, where he served as assistant majority leader in 1977–1978.
In 1994, he was named United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. He served in this capacity until 1997. In 1998, he ran for Governor of Massachusetts, finishing third in the Democratic primary behind state Attorney General Scott Harshbarger and former state Senator Patricia McGovern.
- "President Clinton Names Donnelly Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago". Retrieved 2006-08-27.
- "State Dept., Ambassadors to Trinidad and Tobago". Retrieved 2006-08-27.
- "Massachusetts primary results — September 15, 1998". CNN. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
- United States Congress. "Brian Donnelly (id: D000416)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
James A. Burke
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district
|District eliminated after 1990 United States Census|