The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Massachusetts: House Speakers

Speakers of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1780-1991 (May be incomplete!)
Caleb Davis 1780-82 Nathaniel Gorham 1782-83 Tristram Dalton 1783-84 Samuel Allyne Otis 1784-85 Nathaniel Gorham 1785-86 Artemas Ward 1786-87 James Warren 1787-88 Theodore Sedgwick 1788-89 David Cobb 1789-93 Edward H. Robbins 1793-1802 John Coffin Jones 1802-03 Harrison Gray Otis 1803-05 Timothy Bigelow 1805-06 Perez Morton 1806-08 Timothy Bigelow 1808-10 Perez Morton 1810-11 Joseph Story 1811 Eleazar W. Ripley 1812 Timothy Bigelow 1812-20 Elijah H. Mills 1820-21 Josiah Quincy 1821-22 Luther Lawrence 1822 Levi Lincoln, Jr. 1822-23 William C. Jarvis 1823-25 Timothy Fuller 1825-26 William C. Jarvis 1826-28 William B. Calhoun 1828-34 Julius Rockwell 1835-37 Robert C. Winthrop 1838-40 George Ashmun 1841 Thomas Kinnicut 1842 Daniel P. King 1843 Thomas Kinnicut 1844 Samuel H. Walley 1844-46 Ebenezer Bradbury 1847 Francis B. Crowninshield 1848-49 Ensign H. Kellogg 1850 Nathaniel P. Banks 1851-52 George Bliss 1853 Otis P. Lord 1854 Daniel C. Eddy 1855 Charles A. Phelps 1856-57 Julius Rockwell 1858 Charles Hale 1859 John A. Goodwin 1860-61 Alexander H. Bullock 1862-65 James M. Stone 1866-67 Harvey Jewell 1868-71 John E. Sanford 1872-75 John D. Long 1876-78 Levi C. Wade 1879 Charles J. Noyes 1880-82 George A. Marden 1883-84 John Q. A. Brackett 1885-86 Charles J. Noyes 1887-88 William E. Barrett 1889-93 George V. L. Meyer 1894-96 John L. Bates 1897-99 James J. Myers 1900-03 Louis A. Frothingham 1904-05 John N. Cole 1906-08 Joseph Walker 1909-11 Grafton D. Cushing 1912-14 Channing H. Cox 1915-18 Joseph E. Warner 1919-20 B. Loring Young 1921-23 Leverett Saltonstall 1929-36 Christian A. Herter 1939-43 Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. 1949-52 John F. X. Davoren 1965-66 George Keverian 1985-91

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