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Angier Louis GOODWIN

(1881-1975)

GOODWIN, Angier Louis, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, January 30, 1881; attended the public schools; was graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1902; attended Harvard Law School in 1905; was admitted to the Maine bar in 1905, the Massachusetts bar in 1906, and commenced the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; member of the Melrose Board of Aldermen 1912-1914 and 1916-1920, serving as president in 1920; mayor of Melrose, Mass., 1921-1923; member of the Massachusetts State Guard and legal adviser to aid draft registrants during the First World War; member of the Planning Board and chairman of the Board of Appeal, Melrose, Mass., 1923-1925; served in the State house of representatives 1925-1928; member of the State senate, 1929-1941, serving as president in 1941; chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Participation in New York World’s Fair, in 1939 and 1940; chairman of the State Commission on Administration and Finance in 1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; member of the Massachusetts State Board of Tax Appeals 1955-1960; retired and resided in Melrose, Mass., where he died June 20, 1975; interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

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

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