Edward J. "Chipper" Clancy in the Item conference room.

In Memoriam: Edward J. Clancy Jr.

Former Lynn Mayor Edward J. "Chipper" Clancy Jr., who held the city's top office from 2001 to 2009, died Sunday night. 

With his clipped manner of speaking and direct approach to solving problems, Clancy personified West Lynn toughness and love for the city's politics and sports. 

The city's only non-incumbent to run uncontested for mayor, Clancy succeeded former Mayor Patrick J. McManus, who capped off a 10-year tenure as mayor with his decision not to run for reelection in 2001.

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