Harold “Hank” Naughton ’82
Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr., a veteran of the Iraq War, represents the 12th Worcester District including Northborough, Clinton, Boylston, the second precinct of Sterling and the second precinct of Lancaster.
In the Massachusetts State Legislature, Rep. Naughton currently serves as the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. Previously, he served as the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
Rep. Naughton is a captain in the United States Army Reserve. He volunteered for a tour of active duty and was deployed from September 2005 to May 2006, serving in Kuwait and Baghdad, Iraq. In 1991, he received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. During his time at Suffolk, Harold studied at Notre Dame Law School in London, England studying International Human Rights, European Law and Soviet Law.
Harold began his career of public service while still an undergraduate at Assumption. In 1980, he was elected to the Clinton Planning Board and served on the board until 1985. He was then elected in 1984 to the Clinton School Committee, holding the position of Chairman from 1986-1987.
Following his graduation from Suffolk, Rep. Naughton began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County serving from 1992 to 1995. Throughout his years with the District Attorney's office, he prosecuted a wide gamut of cases ranging from vehicular homicide to narcotics trafficking to assault and battery. Rep. Naughton has a law practice in Clinton, open since 1995.
Rep. Naughton and his wife Ellen (Murphy) reside in Clinton with their four children, Harrison, Tiernan, Clare and Eamon.
Last updated 7/7/11