John W. McCormack

American politician

John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 – November 22, 1980) was an American politician and lawyer. He was a Democrat. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1928 through 1971. He was the 45th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1962 until his 1971 retirement.

John McCormack
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45th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byCarl Albert
Leader of the
House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byCarl Albert
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 10, 1962
DeputyCarl Albert
Preceded byCharles A. Halleck
Succeeded byCarl Albert
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
DeputyPercy Priest
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byCharles A. Halleck
In office
September 16, 1940 – January 3, 1947
DeputyPatrick J. Boland
Robert Ramspeck
John Sparkman
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byCharles A. Halleck
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
LeaderSam Rayburn
Preceded byLeslie C. Arends
Succeeded byLeslie C. Arends
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
LeaderSam Rayburn
Preceded byLeslie C. Arends
Succeeded byLeslie C. Arends
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
November 6, 1928 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byJames A. Gallivan (12th)
Hastings Keith (9th)
Succeeded byHastings Keith (12th)
Louise Day Hicks (9th)
Constituency12th district (1928–63)
9th district (1963–71)
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 3rd Suffolk District
In office
1923–1928
Preceded byWilliam H. McDonnell
Succeeded byHenry Parkman Jr.
Personal details
Born(1891-12-21)December 21, 1891
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 1980(1980-11-22) (aged 88)
Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting placeSaint Joseph Cemetery
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harriet Joyce (1920–1971)
RelativesEdward J. McCormack Jr. (nephew)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1918
RankSergeant Major
Unit14th Company, 151st Depot Brigade
Infantry Replacement Center, Camp Lee, Virginia
Battles/warsWorld War I

McCormack died of pneumonia in a Dedham, Massachusetts nursing home on November 22, 1980 at the age of 88.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lyons, Richard L. (November 23, 1980). "Ex-House Speaker John McCormack Dies". Washington Post. Washington, DC.

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