William Bulger

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William Bulger
Senate President William M. Bulger (9519685196).jpg
President of the University of Massachusetts
In office
1996–2003
Appointed byBill Weld
Preceded byShirley Penney
Succeeded byJack M. Wilson
President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1978–1996
Preceded byKevin B. Harrington
Succeeded byTom Birmingham
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the 1st Suffolk district
In office
January 6, 1971 – January 4, 1996
Preceded byJoe Moakley
Succeeded byStephen Lynch
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1961–1971
Preceded byJoe Moakley
Succeeded byRaymond Flynn
Personal details
Born
William Michael Bulger

(1934-02-02) February 2, 1934 (age 88)
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Foley (1960–present)
RelationsJames "Whitey" Bulger (brother)
EducationB.A. Boston College, 1957 (English Literature)
J.D. Boston College (Law), 1961
OccupationPolitician, educator, attorney
Nickname(s)Billy

William Michael Bulger (born February 2, 1934) is an American Democratic politician, lawyer, and educator. He was the President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1978 through 1996, which is the longest in history. He then became president of the University of Massachusetts.

His brother was convicted mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who led the Winter Hill Gang. In 2003 he refused to testify in a congressional hearing about communications he had with his then-fugitive brother.[1] Because of that, he was forced to resign from the presidency of the University of Massachusetts.[2]

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  1. Seelye, Katharine Q. (November 24, 2013). "Sticking by a Murderous Brother, and Paying for It Dearly". The New York Times.
  2. "Inside the shady private equity firm run by Kerry and Biden's kids". 15 March 2018.

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