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National Rifle Association
Politician members in Massachusetts

  J. Warren Cassidy — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1970-72; executive vice-president, National Rifle Association. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1986.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Angelo Cerasoli (b. 1947) — also known as Robert A. Cerasoli — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born, in Quincy City Hospital, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., July 12, 1947. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1975-91; Inspector General of Massachusetts, 1991-2001; Inspector General of New Orleans, 2007. Catholic; later Baptist. Hispanic ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2006.
Bill Cole Bill Cole (b. 1956) — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 16, 1956. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 2010; appointed 2010; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 2013-. Lutheran. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William Paul Cole, Jr. and Carol (McHugh) Cole; married to Brownie Elizabeth Deemer.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Rick Halford (b. 1944) — of Anchorage, Alaska; Chugiak-Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 17, 1944. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1978, 1980; member of Alaska state senate District M, 1983-. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2001.
  Allen Simmons (b. 1891) — of Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Somerset, Bristol County, Mass., August 8, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1935-36. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Tau Beta Pi; Kiwanis; American Legion; Forty and Eight; National Rifle Association. Burial location unknown.
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