James Francis Carey (August 19, 1867-December 31, 1938) was an American socialist politician from Massachusetts. Carey was an activist in both the Socialist Labor Party of America and later the Socialist Party of America. He served in a number of leading roles with the Socialist Party of Massachusetts. In 1898, when he was elected to the Common Council of Haverhill, Massachusetts from Ward 5, Carey became the first socialist elected to municipal office in the United States.
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