MARKEY, Edward John



MARKEY, Edward John, A Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Malden, Middlesex County, Mass., July 11, 1946; attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School, Malden, Mass.; graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Malden, Mass., 1964; B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1968; J.D., Boston College Law School, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1972; lawyer, private practice; United States Army Reserve, 1968-1973; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Torbert H. Macdonald; reelected to the nineteen succeeding Congresses, and served from November 2, 1976, to July 15, 2013, when he resigned to become a U.S. senator; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in a special election on June 25, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John F. Kerry, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator William Cowan, and took the oath of office on July 16, 2013; reelected in 2014, and again in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Arthur Levitt Papers, 1948-2001, 26 linear feet. Correspondents include Edward Markey.

Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence, KS
Papers: In the National History Day Competition Records, 2000, 1 linear foot. The materials relate to Lisa Litterio's entry in the 1999-2000 National History Day contest relating to the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Mass., a defining moment in U.S. labor history, for which she finished with a first place in the national contest as best project in labor history. Correspondents include Rep. Edward J. Markey.

State University of New York
University at Albany Special Collections and Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: In the George F. Rohrlich Papers, 1936-1997, 9 cubic feet. Correspondents include Edward Markey.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-[on-going], approximately 200 linear feet. Correspondents include Edward Markey.

University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive

Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1994, 3 commercials on 3 videoreels. The commercials were used during Edward Markey's campaign for the 1994 U.S. congressional election in District 7 of Massachusetts, Democratic Party.

The University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Nuclear Control Institute Records, 1970-2004, 222 feet. Persons represented include Edward Markey.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Markey, Edward J., with Douglas C. Waller. Nuclear Peril: The Politics of Proliferation. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1982.

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