MOAKLEY, John Joseph

MOAKLEY, John Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1927–2001

Biography

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 http://www.suffolk.edu/moakley/moakleypapers.html, finding aid http://www.suffolk.edu/files/MoakleyArchiveandInstitute/ms100_findingaid.pdf or search the online catalog http://www.suffolk.edu/moakley/smart.html.
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 http://www.suffolk.edu/moakley/moakleyoralhistory.html.

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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