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Torbert Hart MACDONALD

(1917-1976)

MACDONALD, Torbert Hart, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Everett, Middlesex County, Mass., June 6, 1917; attended Malden public schools, Medford High School, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; was graduated from Harvard University, B.A., 1940 and from its law school, LL.B., 1946; served in the United States Navy as a PT boat commander in the Southwest Pacific 1942-1944; awarded Silver Star Combat Award and Presidential Citation; was admitted to the bar in 1946 and commenced the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; member of the National Labor Relations Board for New England area 1948-1952; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress; reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his death, May 21, 1976, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.

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

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