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John Joseph DOUGLASS

(1873-1939)

DOUGLASS, John Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 9, 1873; attended the public schools; was graduated from Boston College in 1893, and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives in 1899, 1900, 1906, and again in 1913; delegate to the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918; author and playwright; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928 and 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Education (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law; served as commissioner of penal institutions of Boston from 1935 until his death in West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Mass., April 5, 1939; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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