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Politician members in Massachusetts

  Thomas Cogswell Bachelder (b. 1860) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Gilmanton, Belknap County, N.H., November 6, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1896-97. Congregationalist. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Fogg Bachelder and Martha Badger (Cogswell) Bachelder; married, November 8, 1893, to Claudia Wilma Crosby.
  Edwin O. Childs (b. 1876) — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., August 10, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Newton, Mass., 1914-29, 1936-39; defeated, 1939. Congregationalist. Member, Royal Arcanum; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin O. Childs and Caroline A. (Chaffin) Childs; married, January 11, 1908, to Mildred E. Roy.
  William Warren Davis (1862-1941) — also known as William W. Davis — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., August 8, 1862. Republican. Hotel manager; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1895-96; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1897-98; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900 (alternate), 1904; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1924. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum; Rotary. Died September 21, 1941 (age 79 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Davis and Adelia Merriam (Carter) Davis; married, November 5, 1885, to Daisy Rebecca Jones.
  Levi J. Law (1854-1909) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 1, 1854. Democrat. Clothing merchant; mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1889-90; defeated, 1895; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1892; postmaster at Cadillac, Mich., 1894-98; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1899. Presbyterian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Maccabees. Died in Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., 1909 (age about 54 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George D. Law.
  John William McCormack (1891-1980) — also known as John W. McCormack — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 21, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1920-22; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Suffolk District, 1923-26; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1928-71 (12th District 1928-63, 9th District 1963-71); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1963-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee, chair, 1944, chair, 1952; speaker, 1944; Permanent Chair, 1964; Honorary Chair, 1968; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1972. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Catholic Order of Foresters; Elks; Moose; Royal Arcanum; American Legion. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., November 22, 1980 (age 88 years, 337 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Uncle of Edward Joseph McCormack, Jr. (1923-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George H. Newhall (1850-1923) — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., October 24, 1850. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; shoe manufacturer; president, Lynn Street Railway Company; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1894-95, 1906-08, 1923 (Seventeenth Essex District 1894-95, Twelfth Essex District 1906-08, Fourteenth Essex District 1923); died in office 1923; mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1913-17. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., November 4, 1923 (age 73 years, 11 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Louise Nourse (1852-1900).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward H. Nutting (b. 1869) — of Leominster, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Leominster, Worcester County, Mass., July 6, 1869. Republican. Caterer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Worcester District, 1913, 1915-16, 1918, 1923-30; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Worcester District, 1931-36; candidate for mayor of Leominster, Mass., 1939. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Royal Arcanum; Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Allen Towner Treadway (1867-1947) — also known as Allen T. Treadway — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., September 16, 1867. Republican. Hotel proprietor; director, Berkshire Trust Co.; trustee, Stockbridge Savings Bank; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1904; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1908-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1913-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grange; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in 1947 (age about 79 years). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Denton Treadway and Harriet (Heaton) Treadway; married, October 25, 1893, to Sylvia Shares.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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