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Gerard Conley
Member of the Maine Senate
from the Portland district

In office
Mayor of Portland, Maine

In office
Preceded by William MacVane
Succeeded by Edward I. Bernstein
Portland City Councilman

In office
Personal details
Born (1930-01-03)January 3, 1930
Portland, Maine
Died January 4, 2018(2018-01-04) (aged 88)
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Anne Duff
Children Gerard Conley Jr.
Alma mater Portland Junior College

Gerard P. Conley Sr. (January 3, 1930 – January 4, 2018) was an American politician from Maine. Conley, a Democrat, served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1964 to 1968 and in Maine Senate from 1968 to 1984. He spent his final term in the Senate as President of the Maine Senate (1983–1984).[1] His son, Jerry Conley, served in the House from 1986 to 1990 and Senate from 1990 to 1994.[2]

Gerard Conley Sr. served on the Portland, Maine City Council for 9.5 years, including a term as mayor (1971–72).[1]


Conley was born and raised in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Cheverus High School as well as Portland Junior College (now Southern Maine Community College). Conley served in the United States Army. Conley worked, as a clerk, at the Portland Terminal Company, at the Rigby Yard. He died at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.[1][3]


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