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MOAKLEY, John Joseph

MOAKLEY, John Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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MOAKLEY, John Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 27, 1927; attended University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 1950-1951; LL.B., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., 1956; United States Navy, 1943-1946; admitted to the Massachusetts bar, 1957; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-1963; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1964-1970; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; Boston, Mass., city council, 1971-1973; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1970; elected as an Independent-Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, but changed party affiliation to Democrat on January 2, 1973; reelected as a Democrat to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-May 28, 2001); chairman, Committee on Rules (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); died on May 28, 2001, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree, Mass.

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

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External Research Collections

Suffolk University
The John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute

Boston, MA
Papers: 1926-2001 (bulk 1973-2001), 300 linear feet. The collection documents Congressman Moakley’s early life, political career in Massachusetts, and service in the U.S. House of Representatives (1973-2001). The collection includes: correspondence, memos, reports, press releases, speeches, voting records, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, campaign records, and memorabilia. For more information about the collection, please consult the Moakley Papers main page, finding aid or search the online catalog
Oral History: 74 interviews. The John Joseph Moakley Archive Oral History Project includes interviews of Congressman Moakley; his family, colleagues, and friends. For a complete listing of interviews and access to online transcripts, please consult the oral history page

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Video and Sound Tape Reels: 1972, 3 videoreels and 1 sound tape reel. Includes 5 commercials used during the campaign of John Joseph Moakley for the 1972 U.S. congressional election in Massachusetts, Independent party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Memorial addresses and other tributes held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States together with memorial services in honor of John Joseph Moakley late a Representative from Massachusetts, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2001.

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