Massachusetts’ first “first husband” Chuck Hunt dies at 67


Chuck Hunt, husband of Jane Swift, the first woman to serve as governor of Massachusetts, stands for a photograph at Fenway Park, in August of 2019, in Boston. Hunt died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in hospice care in his Williamstown, Mass., home, former acting Gov. Jane Swift told The Boston Globe. He was 67. (Jane Swift via AP)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts’ first ever “first husband” has died. Chuck Hunt was the husband of former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift.

Swift became acting Massachusetts Governor in 2001 and the state’s first women governor.

According to his obituary, Chuck Hunt died Tuesday in hospice care at his Berkshire County home in Williamstown. Hunt leaves behind his former wife, former Gov. Jane Swift, and their three daughters, Elizabeth, Lauren, and Sarah.

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