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educator , State legislator

Lida E. Harkins, American State legislator, educator. Recipient Alumnae Achievement award Boston College, 1989, Golden Donkeyaward Rendon Report Annual Political awards, 1989. Member of committee Needham School, 1976-1982, chairman, 1979-1980; member Needham Town Meeting, since 1976; chairman Needham Democratic Town Committee, 1983-1985; board directors Needham area Boy Scouts American, 1989. Member Women Democrats of Dover and Needham.

Background

Harkins, Lida E. was born on January 24, 1944 in Jersey City. Daughter of Paul Vincent and Lida Cecelia (Higgins) McMahon.

Education

Bachelor, Regis College, 1966. Certified in public policy management, Boston College, 1986.

Career

Teacher, Massachusetts Public Schools, 1966-1968;director school business training partnership, The Education Co-operation, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1988-1989;state legislator, 13th Norfolk District, Needham, Dover and Medfield, Massachusetts, since 1989. Board directors Charles River Workshop for Retarded Citizens, Needham, 1989.

Membership

Member of committee Needham School, 1976-1982, chairman, 1979-1980. Member Needham Town Meeting, since 1976. Chairman Needham Democratic Town Committee, 1983-1985.

Board directors Needham area Boy Scouts American, 1989. Member Women Democrats of Dover and Needham.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, playing piano and flute.

Connections

Children: Michael, Julie, Joseph.

father:
Paul Vincent McMahon

mother:
Lida Cecelia (Higgins) McMahon

children:
Michael Harkins

Julie Harkins

Joseph Harkins