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Michael Joseph HARRINGTON

(1936- )

HARRINGTON, Michael Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., September 2, 1936; graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, Mass., 1954; B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1958; J.D., Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge, Mass., 1961; Carnegie Institute internship in State Government, Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration, Cambridge, Mass., 1962-1963; lawyer, private practice; member of the Salem City Council, 1960-1963; member of the Massachusetts Legislature, 1964-1969; Democratic State committeeman, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William H. Bates, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (September 30, 1969-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; is a resident of Beverly, Mass.

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

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