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John Foster FURCOLO

(1911-1995)

FURCOLO, John Foster, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Haven, Conn., July 29, 1911; graduated from New Haven High School, New Haven, Conn.; graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1933; LL.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Navy; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-September 30, 1952); Massachusetts state treasurer, 1952-1954; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1954; governor of Massachusetts, January 3, 1957-January 5, 1961; assistant district attorney, Middlesex County, Mass., 1967; chairman, United States Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Narcotics, 1969; administrative law judge, United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1975-1989; died on July 5, 1995, in Cambridge, Mass.; interment in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.

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

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