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James Michael SHANNON

(1952- )

SHANNON, James Michael, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Methuen, Essex County, Mass., April 4, 1952; attended parochial school in Lawrence; graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, 1969; B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1973; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1975; admitted to the Massachusetts bar, 1975, Washington, D.C., bar, 1976, and commenced practice in Lawrence, Mass., in 1976; aide to United States Representative Michael Harrington and intern to United States Representative F. Bradford Morse; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the Ninety-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; elected attorney general of Massachusetts in 1986 for the four-year term beginning in 1987; is a resident of Lawrence, Mass.

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

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