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This is an incomplete list of Members of the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

 from Massachusetts
in alphabetical order. The list of names should be complete, but other data may be incomplete.

A

Representative Party District Years District home Electoral history
Amos Abbott
Amos Abbott
Amos Abbott was a United States Congressman from Massachusetts.Son of Jeduthan Abbott and Hannah Poor , he was born in Andover, Essex, MA, USA...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Andover
Andover, Massachusetts
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was incorporated in 1646 and as of the 2010 census, the population was 33,201...

Retired
Josiah Abbott
Josiah Gardner Abbott
Josiah Gardner Abbott was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts General Court and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

July 28, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
Successfully contested Rufus S. Frost
Rufus S. Frost
Rufus Smith Frost was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Marlborough, New Hampshire to Joseph Frost and Lucy Frost...

's election
Retired
Benjamin Adams Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1821
Uxbridge
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Uxbridge is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It was first settled in 1662, incorporated in 1727 at Suffolk County, and named for the Earl of Uxbridge. Uxbridge is south-southeast of Worcester, north-northwest of Providence, and southwest of Boston. It is part of...

First elected to finish Elijah Brigham
Elijah Brigham
Elijah Brigham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Westboro , Massachusetts, Brigham was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1778....

's term
Lost re-election
Charles F. Adams, Sr. Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1859 –
May 1, 1861
Boston Resigned to become U.S. Minister to England
John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States . He served as an American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of former...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Braintree
Braintree, Massachusetts
The Town of Braintree is a suburban city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Although officially known as a town, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, effective 2008, with a mayor-council form of government and is considered a city under Massachusetts law. The population was 35,744...

Died
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
March 4, 1843 –
February 23, 1848
Charles Allen
Charles Allen (Massachusetts politician)
Charles Allen , was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 9, 1797; he attended the Leicester Academy and Yale College and studied law...

Free Soil
Free Soil Party
The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections, and in some state elections. It was a third party and a single-issue party that largely appealed to and drew its greatest strength from New York State. The party leadership...

March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Retired
Charles H. Allen
Charles Herbert Allen
Charles Herbert Allen was an American politician and businessman. His positions included serving in the United States House of Representatives and as governor of Puerto Rico.-Early life:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Retired
Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen (congressman)
Joseph Allen was a member of the eleventh United States Congress from .He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1774. He worked in a business in Leicester, Massachusetts, in 1774, moving to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1776...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

October 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Elected to finish Jabez Upham
Jabez Upham
Jabez Upham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of George Baxter Upham, and cousin of Charles Wentworth Upham.Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, Upham graduated from Harvard University in 1785....

's term
Retired
Samuel C. Allen
Samuel Clesson Allen
Samuel Clesson Allen was a U.S. politician from Massachusetts during the first third of the 19th century. He began his career as a member of the Federalist Party, but later became a staunch supporter of Democratic presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.Allen was born in Bernardston,...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
New Salem
New Salem, Massachusetts
New Salem is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 990 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.- History :...

Retired
Adams-Clay
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John B. Alley
John B. Alley
John Bassett Alley was a businessman and politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Alley attended the common schools and Phillips Academy Andover....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Lynn
Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 89,050 at the 2000 census. An old industrial center, Lynn is home to Lynn Beach and Lynn Heritage State Park and is about north of downtown Boston.-17th century:...

Retired
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
James C. Alvord
James C. Alvord
James Church Alvord was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Greenwich, Massachusetts, Alvord completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1827. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing the practice of his...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1839 –
September 27, 1839
Greenfield
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,456 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Franklin County Fair...

Died
Butler Ames
Butler Ames
Butler Ames was an American politician, engineer, soldier and businessman. He was the son of Adelbert Ames and grandson of Benjamin Franklin Butler, both decorated generals in the Union Army during the American Civil War....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Retired
Fisher Ames
Fisher Ames
Fisher Ames was a Representative in the United States Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts.-Life and political career:...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1795
Dedham
Dedham, Massachusetts
Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston's southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by...

Retired
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Oakes Ames Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1873
Easton
Easton, Massachusetts
Easton is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 23,112 at the 2010 census.Easton is governed by an elected committee of selectmen and a town administrator.- History :...

Retired
Abram Andrew
Abram Andrew
Abram Piatt Andrew Jr. was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Born in La Porte, Indiana, he attended the public schools and the Lawrenceville School...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

September 27, 1921 –
June 3, 1936
Gloucester
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore. The population was 28,789 at the 2010 U.S. Census...

First elected to finish Willfred W. Lufkin
Willfred W. Lufkin
Willfred Weymouth Lufkin was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Essex on March 10, 1879. He attended public schools. After completing school, he was a newspaper correspondent, and a private secretary to Congressman Augustus P. Gardner...

's term
Died
John F. Andrew
John F. Andrew
John Forrester Andrew was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born to John Albion Andrew and Eliza Jane Andrew in Hingham on November 26, 1850. He attended private schools, including Phillips School and Brooks School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Boston Lost re-election
Nathan Appleton
Nathan Appleton
Nathan Appleton was an American merchant and politician.- Biography :Appleton was born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, the son of Isaac Appleton and his wife Mary Adams. Appleton's father was a church deacon, and Nathan was brought up in "strictest form of Calvinistic Congregationalism." He was...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Retired
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

June 9, 1842 –
September 28, 1842
Robert C. Winthrop's term
Resigned
William Appleton Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Boston Lost reelection
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Constitutional Unionist March 4, 1861 –
September 27, 1861
Resigned because of failing health
Louis D. Apsley Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Hudson
Hudson, Massachusetts
Hudson is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 19,063 at the 2010 census. The town is located in central Massachusetts, about a 40-minute drive, or about , west of Boston, and about a 20-minute drive, or about , northeast of Worcester.Before its...

Retired
George Ashmun
George Ashmun
George Ashmun was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Ashmun was born in Blandford, Massachusetts to Eli P. Ashmun and Lucy Hooker. He graduated from Yale in 1823 and was married to Martha E. Hall in 1828...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Retired
Chester G. Atkins
Chester G. Atkins
Chester Greenough Atkins is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a Democrat from Massachusetts.Atkins was born in Geneva, Switzerland on April 14, 1948 and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School of Concord, Massachusetts in 1966 and Antioch College in 1970...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
Concord
Concord, Massachusetts
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. Although a small town, Concord is noted for its leading roles in American history and literature.-History:...

Lost renomination
Harrison H. Atwood
Harrison H. Atwood
Harrison Henry Atwood was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1896, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1927, and 1928.-Biography:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Boston Lost renomination

B

Representative Party District Years District home Electoral history
Ezekiel Bacon
Ezekiel Bacon
Ezekiel Bacon was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts and New York.-Life:...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

September 16, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

First elected to finish Barnabas Bidwell
Barnabas Bidwell
Barnabas Bidwell was a dual Canadian and American politician of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.Bidwell was born to Adonijah Bidwell and Jemima Devotion in Township No. 1 , and graduated from Yale College in 1785. He later attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island...

's term
John Bacon
John Bacon (Massachusetts)
John Bacon was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.John Bacon was born in Canterbury, Connecticut on April 5, 1738. Upon graduating from Princeton College he spent some time preaching in Somerset County, Maryland. On 25 September 1771 he and Mr...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

Goldsmith Bailey
Goldsmith Bailey
Goldsmith Fox Bailey was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. When he was three years old, his widowed mother moved with him to Fitchburg....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1861 –
May 8, 1862
Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.- History :...

Died
John Bailey
John Bailey (Massachusetts)
John Bailey was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Born in Stoughton, Massachusetts . Bailey graduated from Brown University in 1807. Bailey worked as a tutor and librarian in Providence, Rhode Island from 1807 until 1814...

Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 18, 1824
Canton
Canton, Massachusetts
Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 21,561 at the 2010 census. Canton is part of Greater Boston, about 15 miles southwest of downtown Boston.- History :...

Ruled ineligible to serve because not a resident of the district
Adams December 13, 1824 –
March 3, 1829
First elected to finish his own term
Retired
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Osmyn Baker
Osmyn Baker
Osmyn Baker was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Baker attended Amherst Academy.He was graduated from Yale College in 1822.He studied law....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

January 14, 1840 –
March 3, 1845
Northampton
Northampton, Massachusetts
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, was 28,549...

 or Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County . The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts...

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First elected to finish James C. Alvord
James C. Alvord
James Church Alvord was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Greenwich, Massachusetts, Alvord completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1827. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing the practice of his...

's term
Retired
John D. Baldwin Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Retired
Nathaniel P. Banks Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Waltham
Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, was an early center for the labor movement, and major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning,...

Resigned to become Governor
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
December 24, 1857
December 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
First elected to finish Daniel W. Gooch
Daniel W. Gooch
Daniel Wheelwright Gooch was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Gooch, the son of John and Olive Gooch, was born in Wells, Maine on January 8, 1820. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy, and graduated from Dartmouth College...

's term
Lost re-election
Independent March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Lost renomination
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Joseph Barker
Joseph Barker (Massachusetts)
Joseph Barker was an American Congregationalist minister who represented Massachusetts's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from March 1805 to March 1809....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Middleboro Retired
William Barrett
William Emerson Barrett
William Emerson Barrett was an American journalist and politician.Barrett was a founder of The Boston Evening Record, and served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a United States Representative from Massachusetts.Barrett was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on December...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

Retired
Samuel J. Barrows
Samuel J. Barrows
Samuel June Barrows was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.He was born in New York City. After his father died at a young age, he was relied upon to support his family by working for a printing press. Due to illness, he was rejected by the United States Navy and didn't serve in the American...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
Lost re-election
Gideon Barstow
Gideon Barstow
Gideon Barstow was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Barstow attended the common schools and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from 1799 to 1801. He studied medicine, was admitted to practice and settled in Salem, Massachusetts...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Retired
Bailey Bartlett
Bailey Bartlett
Bailey Bartlett was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Enoch Bartlett and engaged in mercantile pursuits there until 1789....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

November 27, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
Essex County
Essex County, Massachusetts
-National protected areas:* Parker River National Wildlife Refuge* Salem Maritime National Historic Site* Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site* Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge-Demographics:...

First elected to finish Theophilus Bradbury
Theophilus Bradbury
Theophilus Bradbury was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts...

's term
Retired
George J. Bates
George J. Bates
George Joseph Bates was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Bates was elected Mayor of Salem in 1924 at the age of 33. He served as mayor until 1937, at which time he was sworn in as a Republican member of the House...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1937 –
November 1, 1949
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Died in plane crash
Isaac C. Bates
Isaac C. Bates
Isaac Chapman Bates was an American politician from Massachusetts.He was born in Granville, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale College in 1802...

Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Northampton
Northampton, Massachusetts
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, was 28,549...

Retired
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1835
William H. Bates
William H. Bates
For William Horatio Bates, the alternative eye therapist, see William Bates . For the United States Navy submarine, see .William Henry Bates was a member of the United States House of Representatives notable for his staunch support of the United States Navy.Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

February 14, 1950 –
June 22, 1969
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

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First elected to finish George J. Bates
George J. Bates
George Joseph Bates was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Bates was elected Mayor of Salem in 1924 at the age of 33. He served as mayor until 1937, at which time he was sworn in as a Republican member of the House...

's term
Died
Francis Baylies
Francis Baylies
Francis Baylies was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of William Baylies.Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Baylies studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts
Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County and the hub of the Greater Taunton Area. The city is located south of Boston, east of Providence, north of Fall River and west of Plymouth. The City of Taunton is situated on the Taunton River...

Lost re-election to James L. Hodges
James L. Hodges
James Leonard Hodges was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Hodges attended the common schools.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar and practiced.Bank cashier....

Jackson
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
William Baylies
William Baylies
William Baylies was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of Francis Baylies.Born in Dighton, Massachusetts, Baylies was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1795 where he studied law...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1809 –
June 28, 1809
Bridgewater
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Bridgewater, please see the article Bridgewater , Massachusetts.The Town of Bridgewater is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, 28 miles south of Boston. At the 2000 Census, the population was 25,185...

Succeeded by Charles Turner, Jr.
Charles Turner, Jr.
Charles Turner, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Turner received a common-school education at Duxbury and Scituate, Massachusetts. He was commissioned an adjutant in the Massachusetts State Militia in 1787...

, who contested the election.
March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
Lost re-election
Barnabas Bidwell
Barnabas Bidwell
Barnabas Bidwell was a dual Canadian and American politician of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.Bidwell was born to Adonijah Bidwell and Jemima Devotion in Township No. 1 , and graduated from Yale College in 1785. He later attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1805 –
July 13, 1807
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

Resigned to become Massachusetts Attorney General
Massachusetts Attorney General
The Massachusetts Attorney General is an elected executive officer of the Massachusetts Government. The office of Attorney-General was abolished in 1843 and re-established in 1849. The current Attorney General is Martha Coakley....

Abijah Bigelow
Abijah Bigelow
Abijah Bigelow was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Westminster, Massachusetts, the son of Elisha and Sarah Bigelow, Abijah Bigelow studied at Leicester Academy and New Ipswich Academy at New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

October 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1815
Leominster
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the second-largest city in Worcester County, with a population of 40,759 at the 2010 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190,...

First elected to finish William Stedman
William Stedman
William Stedman was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Stedman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1784. After this he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1787 and practiced in Lancaster, Charlestown, and Worcester. He was appointed...

's term
Lewis Bigelow
Lewis Bigelow
Lewis Bigelow was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Petersham, Massachusetts, Bigelow was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1803.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Petersham
Petersham, Massachusetts
Petersham is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,234 at the 2010 census. Petersham is home to a considerable amount of conservation land, including the Quabbin Reservation, Harvard Forest, the Swift River Reservation, and Federated Women's Club State...

Phanuel Bishop
Phanuel Bishop
Phanuel Bishop was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Rehoboth, he attended the common schools, was an innkeeper, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1787 to 1791...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1799 –
March 4, 1803
Rehoboth
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Rehoboth is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,172 at the 2000 census.-History:It was incorporated in 1643 making it one of the earliest Massachusetts towns to be incorporated. The Rehoboth Carpenter Family is among the founding families...

March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
Peter I. Blute
Peter I. Blute
Peter I. Blute is a former American Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He served two terms, between January 3, 1993 and January 3, 1997, representing the Third District of Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 31,640 people, 12,366 households, and 8,693 families residing in the town. The population density was . There were 12,696 housing units at an average density of...

Lost re-election to Jim McGovern
Edward Boland
Edward Boland
Edward Patrick Boland was a politician from the state of Massachusetts. A Democrat, he was a representative from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1989
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Retired
Nathaniel B. Borden
Nathaniel B. Borden
Nathaniel Briggs Borden was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Borden was born to Simeon Borden and Amey Borden in that part of Freetown, Massachusetts which later became Fall River. Borden attended the district school and Plainfield Academy...

Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and west of New Bedford and south of Taunton. The city's population was 88,857 during the 2010 census, making it the tenth largest city in...

Lost re-election as a Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Shearjashub Bourne
Shearjashub Bourne
Shearjashub Bourne was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1795...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Boston
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
George S. Boutwell
George S. Boutwell
George Sewall Boutwell was an American statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1863 –
March 12, 1869
Groton
Groton, Massachusetts
Groton is a town located in northwestern Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The population was 10,646 at the 2010 census. It is home to two noted prep schools: Groton School, founded in 1884, and Lawrence Academy at Groton, founded in 1793. The historic town hosts the National Shepley Hill Horse...

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Henry L. Bowles
Henry L. Bowles
Henry Leland Bowles was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Athens, Vermont on January 6, 1866. He attended the district schools at Kendricks Corner and Vermont Academy. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Osage, Iowa and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He later...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

September 23, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

First elected to finish George B. Churchill
George B. Churchill
George Bosworth Churchill was an American politician, a Representative from Massachusetts, and an academic and editor....

's term
Retired
Selwyn Z. Bowman
Selwyn Z. Bowman
Selwyn Zadock Bowman was an attorney and politician who served in several public offices including that of U.S...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Somerville
Somerville, Massachusetts
Somerville is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, located just north of Boston. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 75,754 and was the most densely populated municipality in New England. It is also the 17th most densely populated incorporated place in...

Lost re-election to Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse, was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Wachenheim, Germany. He attended the common schools there...

George Bradbury
George Bradbury
George Bradbury was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Bradbury graduated from Harvard University in 1789.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

Lost renomination to Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts on March 9, 1776. He graduated from Brown University in 1795...

Theophilus Bradbury
Theophilus Bradbury
Theophilus Bradbury was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
July 24, 1797
Newburyport
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, 35 miles northeast of Boston. The population was 21,189 at the 2000 census. A historic seaport with a vibrant tourism industry, Newburyport includes part of Plum Island...

Resigned to become a State justice
George N. Briggs
George N. Briggs
George Nixon Briggs was a member of the Whig Party and served seven-terms as the 19th Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, serving from 1844 to 1851.-Early life and education:...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Lanesboro Retired
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Elijah Brigham
Elijah Brigham
Elijah Brigham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Westboro , Massachusetts, Brigham was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1778....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1815
Westborough
Westborough, Massachusetts
Westborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 18,272 at the 2010 census. The town is governed under the New England open town meeting system, headed by a five member elected Board of Selectmen whose duties include licensing, appointing various...


(now Northborough
Northborough, Massachusetts
Northborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The official spelling of the town's name is "Northborough", but the shorter spelling "Northboro" is also used...

)
Died
March 4, 1815 –
February 22, 1816
George M. Brooks
George M. Brooks
George Merrick Brooks was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Brooks attended an academy in Concord and a boarding school at Waltham.He graduated from Harvard University in 1844....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 2, 1869 –
May 13, 1872
Concord
Concord, Massachusetts
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. Although a small town, Concord is noted for its leading roles in American history and literature.-History:...

First elected to finish George S. Boutwell
George S. Boutwell
George Sewall Boutwell was an American statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S...

's term
Resigned to become Probate Judge for Middlesex County
Middlesex County, Massachusetts
-National protected areas:* Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge* Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge* Longfellow National Historic Site* Lowell National Historical Park* Minute Man National Historical Park* Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge...

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown (Congressman)
Benjamin Brown was a member of the 14th United States Congress. A physician by trade, he served in the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1809, 1811–1812, 1819 before and after his 1815-1817 term in Congress....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Waldoboro, Maine
Waldoboro, Maine
Waldoboro is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, in the United States. The population was 4,916 at the 2000 census. Waldoboro is a picturesque fishing and resort town.-History:...

Phineas Bruce
Phineas Bruce
Hon. Phineas Bruce was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts who was later elected to the US Congress.Born in Mendon, Massachusetts, Bruce received a classical education and was graduated from Yale College in 1786....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

Did not serve Machias, Maine Elected to serve starting March 4, 1803, but prevented by illness from qualifying
James Buffinton
James Buffinton
James Buffington was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Fall River on March 16, 1817. He attended the common schools, and Friends College in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied medicine but never practiced, then engaged in mercantile...

Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and west of New Bedford and south of Taunton. The city's population was 88,857 during the 2010 census, making it the tenth largest city in...

Died
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
March 4, 1869 –
March 7, 1875
Anson Burlingame
Anson Burlingame
Anson Burlingame wasan American lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, born in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York. In 1823 his parents took him to Ohio, and about ten years afterwards to Michigan...

Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Boston Resigned when appointed U.S. Minister to China
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Stephen Bullock
Stephen Bullock
Stephen Bullock was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Rehoboth, he attended the common schools, taught school, and was a captain of the Sixth Company in Col. Thomas Carpenter's Regiment of Massachusetts militia during the Revolutionary War, and was in the Battle of Rhode...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Rehoboth
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Rehoboth is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,172 at the 2000 census.-History:It was incorporated in 1643 making it one of the earliest Massachusetts towns to be incorporated. The Rehoboth Carpenter Family is among the founding families...

James A. Burke
James A. Burke
James Anthony Burke was a United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1959 to 1979.He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in the Boston public schools and Lincoln Preparatory School and attended Suffolk University...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Milton
Milton, Massachusetts
Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States and part of the Greater Boston area. The population was 27,003 at the 2010 census. Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller. Milton also has the highest percentage of...

Retired
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
Barker Burnell
Barker Burnell
Barker Burnell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Burnell served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1819. He served as member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1820. He served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1824...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Nantucket
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket...

Died
March 4, 1843 –
June 15, 1843
Edward Burnett
Edward Burnett
Edward Burnett was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Burnett attended St. Paul's School.He was graduated from St...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Southborough
Southborough, Massachusetts
Southborough is an affluent town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It incorporates the smaller villages of Cordaville, Fayville, and Southville. Its name is often informally shortened to Southboro, a usage seen on many area signs and maps. Its population was 9,767 at the 2010...

Lost renomination
Benjamin F. Butler
Benjamin Franklin Butler (politician)
Benjamin Franklin Butler was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as the 33rd Governor of Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Lost re-election
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Retired in an unsuccessful run for Governor
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...


C

Representative Party District Years District home Electoral history
William B. Calhoun
William B. Calhoun
William Barron Calhoun was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life:Calhoun, the eldest child of Andrew Calhoun and Martha Calhoun, was born on December 29, 1796 in Boston, Massachusetts...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Retired
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
John W. Candler
John W. Candler
John Wilson Candler was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on February 10, 1828. He attended the Marblehead and Dummer Academies. He then became a merchant, engaged in shipping and commerce with the East and West Indies and South America. He served as a...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Boston Lost re-election to Theodore Lyman
Theodore Lyman (Massachusetts)
Theodore Lyman III was a natural scientist, military staff officer during the American Civil War, and United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:...

March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election to George F. Williams
George F. Williams
George Fred Williams was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, Williams attended private schools, and was graduated from the Dedham High School in 1868 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1872.He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and...

Mike Capuano
Mike Capuano
Michael Everett "Mike" Capuano is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1999. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, which was once represented by John F. Kennedy and Tip O'Neill, includes the northern three-fourths of Boston, as well as Somerville and Cambridge...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1999 -
Present
Somerville
Somerville, Massachusetts
Somerville is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, located just north of Boston. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 75,754 and was the most densely populated municipality in New England. It is also the 17th most densely populated incorporated place in...

Incumbent
Francis Carr Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

April 6, 1812 –
March 3, 1813
Orrington, Maine
Orrington, Maine
Orrington is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,526 at the 2000 census.-History:Orrington was originally part of Condustiegg Plantation, which also included the present-day cities of Bangor and Brewer. Orrington was incorporated as a town in 1788 with its major...

Elected to finish Barzillai Gannett
Barzillai Gannett
Barzillai Gannett was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Gannett was graduated from Harvard University in 1785. He studied theology, but did not enter the ministry. He served as Selectman of Pittston, Maine . He also served as town clerk in 1794 and...

's term
Lost re-election to Abiel Wood
Abiel Wood
Abiel Wood was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Wiscasset, Maine , he was the son of Gen. Abiel Wood and Betsey Tinkham, both originally of Middleborough, Massachusetts. He was the second of eleven children. Wood attended the common schools, then engaged in mercantile pursuits...

James Carr
James Carr (Massachusetts politician)
James Carr , son of U.S. Congressman Francis Carr, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Maine, then a District of Massachusetts....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Bangor, Maine
Bangor, Maine
Bangor is a city in and the county seat of Penobscot County, Maine, United States, and the major commercial and cultural center for eastern and northern Maine...

William Henry Carter
William Henry Carter
William Henry Carter was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born at Needham Heights, Massachusetts, Carter attended public schools.He was graduated from Comers Commercial College, Boston, Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
Needham
Needham, Massachusetts
Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. A suburb of Boston, its population was 28,886 at the 2010 census.- History :...

Retired
Joseph E. Casey
Joseph E. Casey
Joseph Edward Casey was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Clinton, he attended the public schools, served as a private in the United States Army at Camp Lee, Virginia in 1918, and was graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1920. He was admitted to the bar...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
Clinton
Clinton, Massachusetts
Clinton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 13,606 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Clinton, please see the article Clinton , Massachusetts....

Retired
Calvin C. Chaffee
Calvin C. Chaffee
Calvin Clifford Chaffee was an American doctor and politician. He was an outspoken opponent of slavery....

Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
John Chandler
John Chandler
John Chandler was an American politician and soldier of Maine. The political career of Chandler, a Democratic-Republican, was interspersed with his involvement in the state militia during both the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.Chandler was born in Epping, New Hampshire, the brother of...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Monmouth, Maine
Monmouth, Maine
Monmouth is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,785 at the 2000 census. It is a popular summer resort area, with many lakeside cottages.-History:...

Retired
Chester W. Chapin
Chester W. Chapin
Chester William Chapin was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Chester W. Chapin was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, the youngest son of Ephriam and Mary [Smith] Chapin; six generations removed from the family's pilgrim immigrant Deacon Samuel Chapin attending common schools and Westfield...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Lost re-election to George D. Robinson
George D. Robinson
George Dexter Robinson -Biography:He was born in Lexington, Massachusetts. He attended Lexington Academy and Hopkins Classical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1856. While at Harvard he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity...

Rufus Choate
Rufus Choate
Rufus Choate , American lawyer and orator, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a descendant of an English family which settled in Massachusetts in 1643. His first cousin, physician George Choate, was the father of George C. S. Choate and Joseph Hodges Choate...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
June 30, 1834
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Resigned
George B. Churchill
George B. Churchill
George Bosworth Churchill was an American politician, a Representative from Massachusetts, and an academic and editor....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1925 –
July 1, 1925
Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County . The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts...

Died
William Claflin
William Claflin
William Claflin was an industrialist and philanthropist who served as the 27th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1869–1872 and as a member of the United States Congress from 1877–1881....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.-Villages:...

Retired
Charles Clason Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1949
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

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Lost re-election to Foster Furcolo
Foster Furcolo
John Foster Furcolo was a member of the Democratic Party who served as the 60th Governor of Massachusetts, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and in other government offices in Massachusetts. He was the first Italian-American governor of Massachusetts.-Life and career:Furcolo...

David Cobb
David Cobb (Massachusetts)
David Cobb was a Massachusetts physician, military officer, jurist, and politician who served as a U.S. Congressman for the At-large District of Massachusetts.-Biography:...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Attleboro
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World" for its many jewelry manufacturers, Attleboro had a population of 42,068 at the 2000 census, and a population of 43,645 as of...

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Peleg Coffin, Jr.
Peleg Coffin, Jr.
Peleg Coffin, Jr. was an American financier, insurer, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He served in both houses of the state legislature...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
William Cogswell
William Cogswell
William Cogswell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers.-Biography:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Died
March 4, 1893 –
May 22, 1895
Patrick A. Collins Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
Boston Retired
Linus B. Comins
Linus B. Comins
Linus Bacon Comins was a Massachusetts politician who served as Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1855 to 1859.-Early life:...

American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Roxbury
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Roxbury is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Samuel S. Conner
Samuel S. Conner
Samuel Shepard Conner was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, Conner attended Phillips Exeter Academy in 1794. He was graduated from Yale College in 1806...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Waterville, Maine
Waterville, Maine
Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. The population was 15,722 at the 2010 census. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, Waterville is the regional commercial, medical and cultural center....

Lawrence J. Connery
Lawrence J. Connery
Lawrence Joseph Connery was a United States House Representative from Massachusetts.Connery was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on October 17, 1895. He attended the local parochial and public schools, and St. Mary's College, St...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

September 28, 1937 –
October 19, 1941
Lynn
Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 89,050 at the 2000 census. An old industrial center, Lynn is home to Lynn Beach and Lynn Heritage State Park and is about north of downtown Boston.-17th century:...

Died
William P. Connery, Jr.
William P. Connery, Jr.
William Patrick Connery, Jr., ; was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Lynn on August 24, 1888. He attended St. Mary’s School at Lynn, Collège de Montréal in Canada, and the College of the Holy Cross. He entered the theatrical profession as an actor...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1923 –
June 15, 1937
Lynn
Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 89,050 at the 2000 census. An old industrial center, Lynn is home to Lynn Beach and Lynn Heritage State Park and is about north of downtown Boston.-17th century:...

Died
Joseph A. Conry
Joseph A. Conry
Joseph Aloysius Conry was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Brookline on September 12, 1868. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston.-Early career:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Boston Lost re-election to John A. Keliher
Silvio O. Conte
Silvio O. Conte
Silvio Ottavio Conte was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for 16 terms, from January 3, 1959, until his death.-Birth:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1959 –
February 8, 1991
Pittsfield
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield is the largest city and the county seat of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. Its area code is 413. Its ZIP code is 01201...

Died
Orchard Cook
Orchard Cook
Orchard Cook was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Cook attended the public schools, and engaged in mercantile pursuits....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
Wiscasset, Maine? Retired
Frederick S. Coolidge
Frederick S. Coolidge
Frederick Spaulding Coolidge was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and the father of United States Senator Marcus Aurelius Coolidge.-Early life:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Westminster
Westminster, Massachusetts
Westminster is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 7,277.- History :Westminster was first settled in 1737, and was officially incorporated in 1759....

Lost re-election to William F. Draper
William F. Draper
William Franklin Draper was an American businessman, industrialist, and soldier who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Draper was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 9, 1842...

William W. Crapo
William W. Crapo
William Wallace Crapo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Buffinton. He served slightly more than three terms in congress from November 2, 1875 to March 3, 1883Born in Dartmouth,...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 2, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about east of Fall River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts...

Retired
Alvah Crocker
Alvah Crocker
Alvah Crocker was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Crocker attended the public schools and Groton Academy. He was first employed in a paper mill at Franklin, New Hampshire, in 1820...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.- History :...

Died
March 4, 1873 –
December 26, 1874
Samuel L. Crocker
Samuel L. Crocker
Samuel Leonard Crocker was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Crocker graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1822.He engaged in manufacturing....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Lost re-election to James Buffinton
James Buffinton
James Buffington was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Fall River on March 16, 1817. He attended the common schools, and Friends College in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied medicine but never practiced, then engaged in mercantile...

Paul W. Cronin
Paul W. Cronin
Paul William Cronin was a one-term congressman of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Cronin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 14, 1938 and graduated from Boston University in 1962 and the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1969...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Andover
Andover, Massachusetts
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was incorporated in 1646 and as of the 2010 census, the population was 33,201...

Lost re-election to Paul Tsongas
Paul Tsongas
Paul Efthemios Tsongas was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1985. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election. He previously served as a U.S...

John Crosby Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Pittsfield
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield is the largest city and the county seat of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. Its area code is 413. Its ZIP code is 01201...

Lost re-election to Elijah A. Morse
Elijah A. Morse
Elijah Adams Morse was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Morse moved to Massachusetts with his parents, who settled in Boston in 1852....

Benjamin W. Crowninshield
Benjamin Williams Crowninshield
Benjamin Williams Crowninshield served as the United States Secretary of the Navy between 1815 and 1818, during the administrations of Presidents James Madison and James Monroe.-Biography:...

Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Lost re-election to Rufus Choate
Rufus Choate
Rufus Choate , American lawyer and orator, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a descendant of an English family which settled in Massachusetts in 1643. His first cousin, physician George Choate, was the father of George C. S. Choate and Joseph Hodges Choate...

Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Jacob Crowninshield
Jacob Crowninshield
Jacob Crowninshield was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and appointee to the position of U.S. Secretary of the Navy, which he never filled. His brother Benjamin Williams Crowninshield did successfully hold the post; the Crowninshield family in general was prominent in early American...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1803 –
April 15, 1808
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Died
James Michael Curley
James Michael Curley
James Michael Curley was an American politician famous for his four terms as mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He also served twice in the United States House of Representatives and one term as 53rd Governor of Massachusetts.-Early life:Curley's father, Michael Curley, left Oughterard, County...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Boston Resigned to become Mayor of Boston
March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1914
March 4, 1943 –
March 3, 1947
Retired to become Mayor of Boston
Laurence Curtis
Laurence Curtis
Laurence Curtis was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. He graduated from Groton School in 1912 and from Harvard University in 1916. He served in the Foreign Diplomatic Service...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Boston Retired
Caleb Cushing
Caleb Cushing
Caleb Cushing was an American diplomat who served as a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts and Attorney General under President Franklin Pierce.-Early life:...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Newburyport
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, 35 miles northeast of Boston. The population was 21,189 at the 2000 census. A historic seaport with a vibrant tourism industry, Newburyport includes part of Plum Island...

Retired
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Joshua Cushman
Joshua Cushman
Joshua Cushman was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. Born in Halifax, Massachusetts, Cushman served in the Continental Army from April 1, 1777, until March 1780. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1787, studied theology, was ordained to the ministry and licensed...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Augusta, Maine
Augusta, Maine
Augusta is the capital of the US state of Maine, county seat of Kennebec County, and center of population for Maine. The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-smallest state capital after Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota...

District moved to Maine
Manasseh Cutler
Manasseh Cutler
Manasseh Cutler was an American clergyman involved in the American Revolutionary War. Cutler was also a member of the United States House of Representatives and a founder of Ohio University....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Hamilton
Hamilton, Massachusetts
Hamilton is a town located in the eastern central portion of Essex County in eastern Massachusetts. It is primarily a suburban bedroom community, most commonly known for its equestrian estates...

Retired
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Richard Cutts
Richard Cutts
Richard Cutts was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born on Cutts Island, Saco, Massachusetts , he attended rural schools and Phillips Academy, Andover. He graduated from Harvard University in 1790, studied law, and engaged extensively in navigation and commercial pursuits...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1813
Saco, Maine
Saco, Maine
Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 18,482 at the 2010 census. It is home to Ferry Beach State Park, Funtown Splashtown USA, Thornton Academy, as well as General Dynamics Armament Systems , a subsidiary of the defense contractor General Dynamics...

Lost re-election

D

Representative Party District Years District home Electoral history
Frederick Dallinger
Frederick W. Dallinger
Frederick William Dallinger was an American Republican politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
Boston Retired in unsuccessful race for U.S. Senator
November 2, 1926 –
October 1, 1932
First elected to finish Harry Irving Thayer
Harry Irving Thayer
Harry Irving Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Pembroke on September 10, 1869. He attended the public schools of Hanover and engaged in the leather business...

's term
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. Customs Court
William S. Damrell
William S. Damrell
William Shapleigh Damrell was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 29, 1809. He attended public schools, learned the art of printing and became the proprietor of a large printing establishment in Boston...

American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Dedham
Dedham, Massachusetts
Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston's southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by...

?
Retired, possibly due to illness
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Samuel Dana
Samuel Dana
Samuel Dana was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Groton on June 26, 1767, the son of the clergyman Samuel Dana. He attended the district school. He later studied law and was then admitted to the bar in 1789 and commenced practice in town...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

September 22, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Groton
Groton, Massachusetts
Groton is a town located in northwestern Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The population was 10,646 at the 2010 census. It is home to two noted prep schools: Groton School, founded in 1884, and Lawrence Academy at Groton, founded in 1793. The historic town hosts the National Shepley Hill Horse...

Elected to finish William M. Richardson
William M. Richardson
William Merchant Richardson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Pelham, New Hampshire in 1774. He graduated from Harvard University in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1804...

's term
Lost re-election to Asahel Stearns
Asahel Stearns
Asahel Stearns was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Stearns graduated from Harvard University in 1797. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He served as member of the Massachusetts Senate...

George T. Davis
George T. Davis
George Thomas Davis was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:George Davis was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Greenfield
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,456 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Franklin County Fair...

Retired
John Davis
John Davis (Massachusetts Governor)
John Davis was an American lawyer, businessman and politician.-Early life:John Davis was born in Northborough, Massachusetts...

Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Resigned when elected Governor
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
January 14, 1834
Robert T. Davis
Robert T. Davis
Robert Thompson Davis was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Born in County Down, Ireland on August 28, 1823; died in Fall River, Massachusetts, October 29, 1906. Davis is interred in the Oak Grove Cemetery....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and west of New Bedford and south of Taunton. The city's population was 88,857 during the 2010 census, making it the tenth largest city in...

Retired
Samuel Davis
Samuel Davis
Samuel Davis was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He is also the illustrator behind the newer anniversary covers of American Chillers.-Biography:...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Bath, Maine
Bath, Maine
Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,266. It is the county seat of Sagadahoc County. Located on the Kennebec River, Bath is a port of entry with a good harbor. The city is popular with tourists, many drawn by its...

Timothy Davis
Timothy Davis (Massachusetts)
Timothy Davis was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Davis was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts and attended the public schools...

American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Boston
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Henry L. Dawes
Henry L. Dawes
Henry Laurens Dawes was a Republican United States Senator and United States Representative, notable for the Dawes Act.-Biography:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
North Adams
North Adams, Massachusetts
North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,708 as of the 2010 census, making it the least populous city in the state...

Retired to become U.S. Senator
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1873
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Benjamin Dean
Benjamin Dean
Benjamin Dean was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.-Early life:Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, fifth child of Alice Lofthouse and Banjamin Dean, he moved with his family to America at the age of five, and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Lowell schools...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 28, 1878 –
March 3, 1879
Boston Successfully contested Walbridge A. Field
Walbridge A. Field
Walbridge Abner Field was an American lawyer, jurist and politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, and as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was born in North Springfield, Vermont on April 26, 1833. He...

's election
Retired
Josiah Dean
Josiah Dean
Josiah Dean was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Raynham, Massachusetts, Dean attended the common schools.He engaged in the rolling-mill and shipbuilding business.Selectman in 1781.Town clerk in 1805....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Raynham
Raynham, Massachusetts
Raynham is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 11,739 at the 2000 census. It has one village, Raynham Center.-History:...

Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn was an American physician, a statesman and a veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Born to Simon Dearborn and Sarah Marston in North Hampton, New Hampshire, he spent much of his youth in Epping, where he attended public schools...

Anti-Administration
Anti-Administration Party (United States)
Anti-Administration "Party" was the informal faction comprising the opponents of the policies of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in the first term of President George Washington. This was not an organized political party but an unorganized faction...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 6,198 at the 2000 census. Popular with tourists, Gardiner is noted for its culture and old architecture.-History:...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Henry A.S. Dearborn
Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn
Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn was an American lawyer, author, statesman and soldier...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Lost re-election
Frederick Deitrick
Frederick Simpson Deitrick
Frederick Simpson Deitrick was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Deitrick attended the public schools....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

Lost re-election to Frederick Dallinger
William Delahunt Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Its nicknames are "City of Presidents", "City of Legends", and "Birthplace of the American Dream". As a major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council...

Retired
Charles Delano
Charles Delano
Charles Delano was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Braintree, Massachusetts, Delano moved with his parents to Amherst in 1833....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Northampton
Northampton, Massachusetts
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, was 28,549...

Retired
Daniel Dewey
Daniel Dewey
Daniel Dewey was a U.S. Representative from Sheffield, Massachusetts.Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Dewey attended Yale College.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
February 24, 1814
Williamstown
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. It shares a border with Vermont to the north and New York to the west. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,754 at the 2010 census...

Died
Alexander DeWitt Free Soil Party
Free Soil Party
The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections, and in some state elections. It was a third party and a single-issue party that largely appealed to and drew its greatest strength from New York State. The party leadership...

March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Oxford
Oxford, Massachusetts
Oxford is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 13,709 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Oxford, please see the article Oxford , Massachusetts.-History:...

Lost re-election
Know-nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Samuel Dexter
Samuel Dexter
Samuel Dexter was an early American statesman who served both in Congress and in the Presidential Cabinet.-Life:Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the Rev. Samuel Dexter, the 4th minister of Dedham, he graduated from Harvard University in 1781 and then studied law at Worcester under Levi Lincoln,...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Lunenburg
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Lunenburg is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,086 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Lunenburg, please see the article Lunenburg , Massachusetts....

Edward Dickinson
Edward Dickinson
Edward Dickinson was an American politician from Massachusetts. He is best known as the father of the poet Emily Dickinson; their family home in Amherst, the Dickinson Homestead, is now a museum dedicated to her....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County . The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts...

Brian J. Donnelly
Brian J. Donnelly
Brian Joseph Donnelly of Dorchester, Boston was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1993. He is a Democrat....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1979 –
March 3, 1993
Boston Retired
Harold Donohue
Harold Donohue
Harold Daniel Donohue was an American politician. He represented the third district and fourth district of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1947-1974....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1973
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Retired
January 3, 1973 –
December 31, 1974
John J. Douglass
John J. Douglass
John Joseph Douglass was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.He was born in East Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1873. Douglass graduated from Boston College in 1893 and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.,...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
Boston Lost renomination to John P. Higgins
March 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Edward Dowse
Edward Dowse
Edward Dowse was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Charlestown, Dowse moved to Dedham. After the Revolution, he became a shipmaster and engaged in the East Indian and China carrying trade....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1819 –
May 26, 1820
Dedham
Dedham, Massachusetts
Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston's southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by...

Resigned
William F. Draper
William F. Draper
William Franklin Draper was an American businessman, industrialist, and soldier who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Draper was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 9, 1842...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 3, 1893 –
March 4, 1897
Hopedale
Hopedale, Massachusetts
Hopedale is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,911 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Hopedale, please see the article Hopedale , Massachusetts....

Retired
Robert Drinan
Robert Drinan
Robert Frederick Drinan, S.J. was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, lawyer, human rights activist, and Democratic U.S. Representative from Massachusetts...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Retired on the orders of the Pope
Pope
The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, a position that makes him the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church . In the Catholic Church, the Pope is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, the Apostle...

.
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
James H. Duncan
James H. Duncan
James Henry Duncan was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and graduated from Harvard University in 1812...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Haverhill
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Haverhill is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 60,879 at the 2010 census.Located on the Merrimack River, it began as a farming community that would evolve into an important industrial center, beginning with sawmills and gristmills run by water power. In the...

Henry W. Dwight
Henry W. Dwight
Henry Williams Dwight was a lawyer and politician who became U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Life:Born February 26, 1788 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, his father was also named Henry Williams Dwight and mother was Abigail Welles...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

Retired
Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Thomas Dwight
Thomas Dwight (politician)
Thomas Dwight was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Life:Thomas Dwight was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 29, 1758....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...


E

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Joseph D. Early
Joseph D. Early
Joseph Daniel Early is an American politician. He represented the third district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Lost re-election to Peter Blute
J. Wiley Edmands
J. Wiley Edmands
John Wiley Edmands was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on March 1, 1809. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from English High School of Boston. He became interested in woolen mills in Dedham and the Pacific Mills Co...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Lawrence
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States on the Merrimack River. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 76,377. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. It and Salem are...

Retired
Samuel A. Eliot
Samuel Atkins Eliot (politician)
Samuel Atkins Eliot , was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

August 22, 1850 –
March 3, 1851
Boston Retired
Thomas D. Eliot
Thomas D. Eliot
Thomas Dawes Eliot, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on March 20, 1808. Eliot was named after his grandfather Justice Thomas Dawes of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

April 17, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about east of Fall River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts...

Retired
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1869
Retired again
Thomas H. Eliot
Thomas H. Eliot
Thomas Hopkinson Eliot was a lawyer, politician, and academic, serving as chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis and in the US House of Representatives from Massachusetts....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Lost renomination
Fredrick D. Ely Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Dedham
Dedham, Massachusetts
Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston's southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by...

Lost re-election to Edward Burnett
Edward Burnett
Edward Burnett was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Burnett attended St. Paul's School.He was graduated from St...

William Ely
William Ely
William Ely was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life:Ely was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts on August 14, 1765...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1815
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Constantine C. Esty
Constantine C. Esty
Constantine Canaris Esty was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Framingham, Massachusetts to Dexter Esty, Esty attended the local academies of Framingham and Leicester...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

December 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Framingham
Framingham, Massachusetts
Framingham is a New England town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 68,318 as of the United States 2010 Census. -History:...

Retired
William Eustis
William Eustis
William Eustis was an early American statesman.He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and studied at the Boston Latin School before he entered Harvard College, from which he graduated in 1772. He studied medicine under Dr. Joseph Warren and helped care for the wounded at the Battle of Bunker...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Roxbury
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Roxbury is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868...

Lost re-election
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
August 21, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
Retired to run for Governor of Massachusetts
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

Edward Everett
Edward Everett
Edward Everett was an American politician and educator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State...

Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

Retired
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1835
William Everett
William Everett
William Everett was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States. He was the son of Charlotte Gray Brooks and orator, Massachusetts governor and U.S...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

April 25, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Its nicknames are "City of Presidents", "City of Legends", and "Birthplace of the American Dream". As a major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council...

Retired

F

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Francis B. Fay
Francis B. Fay
Francis Ball Fay was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Southboro, Massachusetts, Fay received a limited education.He engaged in mercantile pursuits....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

December 13, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Southboro Retired
Walbridge A. Field
Walbridge A. Field
Walbridge Abner Field was an American lawyer, jurist and politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, and as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was born in North Springfield, Vermont on April 26, 1833. He...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 28, 1878
Boston, Massachusetts Benjamin Dean
Benjamin Dean
Benjamin Dean was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.-Early life:Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, fifth child of Alice Lofthouse and Banjamin Dean, he moved with his family to America at the age of five, and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Lowell schools...

 successfully contested his election
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Became justice of the Supreme Judicial Court
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The SJC has the distinction of being the oldest continuously functioning appellate court in the Western Hemisphere.-History:...

John F. Fitzgerald
John F. Fitzgerald
John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was an Irish-American politician and the maternal grandfather of three prominent United States politicians—President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senators Robert Francis Kennedy and Edward Moore Kennedy.-Early life and family:Fitzgerald was born in...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
Boston Retired
March 4, 1919 –
October 23, 1919
Peter F. Tague successfully contested his election
Thomas A. Flaherty
Thomas A. Flaherty
Thomas Aloysius Flaherty was a member of the US House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Flaherty was born in Boston, Massachusetts, December 21, 1898. He attended the public schools, Boston College High School and Northeastern University Law School.He served as a private in the United...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

December 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Boston Retired
Richard Fletcher Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Boston Retired
Walter Folger, Jr.
Walter Folger, Jr.
Walter Folger, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Nantucket, Folger attended the public schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Nantucket
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket...

Eugene Foss
Eugene Foss
Eugene Noble Foss, was an American Representative and the 45th Governor of Massachusetts, as well as brother of George Edmund Foss.-Biography:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 22, 1910 –
January 4, 1911
Boston Resigned to become Governor
Frank H. Foss
Frank H. Foss
Frank Herbert Foss was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.He attended public schools in Augusta, Maine and graduated from Kent Hill Seminary in 1886...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1935
Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.- History :...

Lost re-election to Joseph Casey
Joseph E. Casey
Joseph Edward Casey was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Clinton, he attended the public schools, served as a private in the United States Army at Camp Lee, Virginia in 1918, and was graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1920. He was admitted to the bar...

Dwight Foster
Dwight Foster (Massachusetts)
Dwight Foster was an American lawyer and politician from Brookfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at Providence in 1774.He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and represented Massachusetts in both...

Pro-Admin.
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Brookfield
Brookfield, Massachusetts
Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,390 at the 2010 census.-History:Brookfield was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1718...

Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
June 6, 1800
Orin Fowler
Orin Fowler
Orin Fowler was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, Fowler pursued classical studies and attended Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.He was graduated from Yale College in 1814....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1849 –
September 3, 1852
Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and west of New Bedford and south of Taunton. The city's population was 88,857 during the 2010 census, making it the tenth largest city in...

Died
Barney Frank
Barney Frank
Barney Frank is the U.S. Representative for . A member of the Democratic Party, he is the former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.Born and raised in New Jersey, Frank graduated from Harvard College and...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1981 –
Present
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.-Villages:...

Incumbent
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr. was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Sandwich, he attended the common schools, graduated from Harvard University in 1787, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar about 1791 and commenced practice in Sandwich and the Cape Cod district...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Sandwich
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,675 at the 2010 census. The Town Hall is located right next to the Dexter Grist Mill, in the historic district of town....

Rufus S. Frost
Rufus S. Frost
Rufus Smith Frost was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Marlborough, New Hampshire to Joseph Frost and Lucy Frost...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1875 –
July 28, 1876
Chelsea
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States directly across the Mystic River from the city of Boston. It is the smallest city in Massachusetts in land area, and the 26th most densely populated incorporated place in the country.-History:...

Succeeded by Josiah Abbott, who contested his election
Louis A. Frothingham
Louis A. Frothingham
Louis Adams Frothingham was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Jamaica Plain on July 13, 1871. He attended the public schools and Adams Academy. He graduated from Harvard University in 1893 and from Harvard Law School in 1896...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1921 –
August 23, 1928
North Easton Died
Alvan T. Fuller
Alvan T. Fuller
Alvan Tufts Fuller was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He became one of the wealthiest men in America, with an automobile dealership which in 1920 was recognized as "the world's most successful auto dealership." He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1917 –
January 5, 1921
Boston Resigned to become Lieutenant Governor
Timothy Fuller
Timothy Fuller
Timothy Fuller was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Life and work:Fuller was born in Chilmark, Massachusetts. His father, Timothy, the first settled minister of Princeton, Mass., was third in descent, from Thomas, who emigrated from England in 1638...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Boston
Adams-Clay
Democratic- Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Foster Furcolo
Foster Furcolo
John Foster Furcolo was a member of the Democratic Party who served as the 60th Governor of Massachusetts, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and in other government offices in Massachusetts. He was the first Italian-American governor of Massachusetts.-Life and career:Furcolo...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1949 –
September 30, 1952
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...


G

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Joshua Gage
Joshua Gage
Joshua Gage was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Harwich, Massachusetts, Gage completed preparatory studies. In 1795, he moved to Augusta, Maine . He was a master mariner, and subsequently became engaged in mercantile pursuits...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Augusta, Maine
Augusta, Maine
Augusta is the capital of the US state of Maine, county seat of Kennebec County, and center of population for Maine. The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-smallest state capital after Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota...

James A. Gallivan
James A. Gallivan
James Ambrose Gallivan was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on October 22, 1866. Gallivan attended the public schools, graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1884 and from Harvard University in 1888. He then engaged in newspaper work...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

April 7, 1914 –
April 3, 1928
Boston Died
Barzillai Gannett
Barzillai Gannett
Barzillai Gannett was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Gannett was graduated from Harvard University in 1785. He studied theology, but did not enter the ministry. He served as Selectman of Pittston, Maine . He also served as town clerk in 1794 and...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1809 –
1812
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 6,198 at the 2000 census. Popular with tourists, Gardiner is noted for its culture and old architecture.-History:...

Resigned
Augustus P. Gardner
Augustus P. Gardner
Augustus Peabody Gardner was a Representative from Massachusetts. Gardner was the son-in-law of Henry Cabot Lodge.-Life and career:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 4, 1902 –
May 15, 1917
Resigned to join the Army during World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

Gideon Gardner
Gideon Gardner
Gideon Gardner was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Gardner received a limited schooling.Gardner was a successful ship master, and later became a shipowner....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Nantucket
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket...

Elbridge Gerry
Elbridge Gerry
Elbridge Thomas Gerry was an American statesman and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as the fifth Vice President of the United States , serving under James Madison, until his death a year and a half into his term...

Anti-Administration
Anti-Administration Party (United States)
Anti-Administration "Party" was the informal faction comprising the opponents of the policies of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in the first term of President George Washington. This was not an organized political party but an unorganized faction...

March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

Retired
Charles L. Gifford
Charles L. Gifford
Charles Laceille Gifford was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cotuit on March 15, 1871. Gifford attended the common schools, and taught in Massachusetts and Connecticut from 1890 to 1900...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 7, 1922 –
March 4, 1933
Cotuit
Cotuit, Massachusetts
Cotuit is a village on Cape Cod in the City of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Located on a peninsula on the south side of Barnstable about midway between Falmouth, Massachusetts and Hyannis, Massachusetts...

First elected to finish Joseph Walsh's term
Died
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
January 3, 1943 –
August 23, 1947
Frederick H. Gillett
Frederick H. Gillett
Frederick Huntington Gillett was an American politician during the early 20th century. Frederick H. Gillett was born in Westfield, Massachusetts to Edward Bates Gillett and Lucy Fowler Gillett . He graduated from Amherst College in 1874 and Harvard Law School in 1877. He began the practice of...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1925
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Edward Gilmore
Edward Gilmore
Edward Gilmore was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on January 4, 1867. He attended the public schools, and Massachusetts State University extension classes. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a member of the Democratic State...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Brockton
Brockton, Massachusetts
Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; the population was 93,810 in the 2010 Census. Brockton, along with Plymouth, are the county seats of Plymouth County...

Daniel W. Gooch
Daniel W. Gooch
Daniel Wheelwright Gooch was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Gooch, the son of John and Olive Gooch, was born in Wells, Maine on January 8, 1820. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy, and graduated from Dartmouth College...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 31, 1858 –
March 3, 1863
Melrose
Melrose, Massachusetts
-Government:Robert J. Dolan is the mayor. Melrose is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives by Paul Brodeur . Katherine Clark is the state senator for wards 1 through 5 and Thomas McGee is the state senator for wards 6 and 7. Melrose is part of the seventh Congressional...

Resigned
March 4, 1863 –
September 1, 1865
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
Benjamin Goodhue
Benjamin Goodhue
Benjamin Goodhue was a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.Goodhue was born in Salem, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1766. He worked as a merchant and became a member of the State house of representatives 1780-1782 and later a State senator in 1783 and 1786-1788...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Resigned
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
June 1796
John Z. Goodrich
John Z. Goodrich
John Zacheus Goodrich was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts on September 27, 1804. He attended the common schools and Lenox Academy...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Angier L. Goodwin Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1943 –
March 3, 1955
Melrose
Melrose, Massachusetts
-Government:Robert J. Dolan is the mayor. Melrose is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives by Paul Brodeur . Katherine Clark is the state senator for wards 1 through 5 and Thomas McGee is the state senator for wards 6 and 7. Melrose is part of the seventh Congressional...

Lost re-election to Torbert H. Macdonald
Benjamin Gorham
Benjamin Gorham
Benjamin Gorham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.He was the son of Nathaniel Gorham, who served as one of the Presidents of the Continental Congress. Benjamin was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He pursued preparatory studies, graduated from Harvard University in 1795, and studied...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

November 6, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
Charlestown
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Charlestown is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is located on a peninsula north of downtown Boston. Charlestown was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1847 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874...

First elected to finish Jonathan Mason
Jonathan Mason (politician)
Jonathan Mason was a Federalist United States Senator and Representative from Massachusetts during the early years of the United States....

's term
Adams July 23, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
William J. Granfield
William J. Granfield
William Joseph Granfield was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Springfield on December 18, 1889. He attended the grammar and high schools, and graduated from Williston Academy, and from the Notre Dame Law School. He was a member of the common council. He was...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

February 11, 1930 –
January 3, 1937
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Retired upon appointment as justice of the Massachusetts District Court
Massachusetts District Court
The Massachusetts District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases. District Court criminal jurisdiction extends to all felonies punishable by a sentence up to five years, and many other specific felonies with greater potential...

Isaiah L. Green
Isaiah L. Green
Isaiah Lewis Green was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Barnstable, Massachusetts, Green pursued classical studies, and graduated from Harvard in 1781.He studied law....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
William S. Greene
William S. Greene
William Stedman Greene was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Tremont, Illinois, Greene moved with his parents to Fall River, Massachusetts in 1844....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

May 31, 1898 –
March 3, 1913
Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and west of New Bedford and south of Taunton. The city's population was 88,857 during the 2010 census, making it the tenth largest city in...

Died
March 4, 1913 –
September 22, 1924
Frederic T. Greenhalge
Frederic T. Greenhalge
Frederic Thomas Greenhalge was born in Clitheroe, England and immigrated with his parents to the United States in early childhood...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Lost re-election
George Grennell, Jr.
George Grennell, Jr.
George Grennell, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. He was born in Greenfield on December 25, 1786. He attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1808...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Greenfield
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,456 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Franklin County Fair...

March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Joseph Grinnell
Joseph Grinnell (politician)
Joseph Grinnell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, and the brother of Moses Hicks Grinnell.Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Grinnell completed preparatory studies....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

December 7, 1843 –
March 4, 1851
Jonathan Grout
Jonathan Grout
Jonathan Grout was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He served in the First United States Congress, representing the area around Bristol County, Massachusetts....

Anti-Administration
Anti-Administration Party (United States)
Anti-Administration "Party" was the informal faction comprising the opponents of the policies of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in the first term of President George Washington. This was not an organized political party but an unorganized faction...

March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Petersham
Petersham, Massachusetts
Petersham is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,234 at the 2010 census. Petersham is home to a considerable amount of conservation land, including the Quabbin Reservation, Harvard Forest, the Swift River Reservation, and Federated Women's Club State...


H

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Artemas Hale
Artemas Hale
Artemas Hale was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Winchendon, Massachusetts, Hale received a limited education and worked on a farm. He taught school in Hingham, Massachusetts from 1804 to 1814. He became interested in the manufacture of cotton gins in Bridgewater...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Robert B. Hall American (Know Nothing) March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Plymouth
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Michael J. Harrington
Michael J. Harrington
Michael Joseph Harrington is a former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Harrington graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School, in Danvers, Massachusetts, in 1954, then earned a B.A. at Harvard University in 1958 and a J.D...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

September 30, 1969 –
January 3, 1979
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Benjamin W. Harris
Benjamin W. Harris
Benjamin Winslow Harris was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer and judge from Massachusetts. He was the father of Robert Orr Harris....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
Robert O. Harris
Robert O. Harris
Robert Orr Harris was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Winslow Harris.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Harris attended the common schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, –
March 4, 1913
Seth Hastings
Seth Hastings
Seth Hastings was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Cambridge to Seth & Hannah Hastings, he was a descendant of Thomas Hastings who came from the East Anglia region of England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

August 24, 1801 –
March 4, 1803
March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
William S. Hastings Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
June 17, 1842
Died
Edward D. Hayden
Edward D. Hayden
Edward Daniel Hayden was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hayden attended the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1854....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Woburn
Woburn, Massachusetts
Woburn is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 38,120 at the 2010 census. Woburn is located north of Boston, Massachusetts, and just south of the intersection of I-93 and I-95.- History :...

Arthur D. Healey Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1933 –
August 3, 1942
Resigned after being appointed judge to US District Court for Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. The first court session was held in Boston in 1789. The second term was held in Salem in 1790 and until 1813 court session locations...

Margaret Heckler
Margaret Heckler
Margaret Mary Heckler is a Republican politician from Massachusetts who served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967 until 1983 and was later the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Ambassador to Ireland under President Ronald Reagan...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
Wellesley
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of Greater Boston. The population was 27,982 at the time of the 2010 census.It is best known as the home of Wellesley College and Babson College...

Christian Herter
Christian Herter
Christian Archibald Herter was an American politician and statesman; 59th governor of Massachusetts from 1953 to 1957, and United States Secretary of State from 1959 to 1961.-Early life:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
John W. Heselton
John W. Heselton
John Walter Heselton was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1945 until January 3, 1959. Heselton represented Massachusetts' first congressional district for seven consecutive terms.Heselton was born in Gardiner, Maine...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
Deerfield
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Deerfield is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,750 as of the 2000 census. Deerfield is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area in Western Massachusetts, lying only north of the city of Springfield.Deerfield includes the...

Retired
Louise Day Hicks
Louise Day Hicks
Anna Louise Day Hicks was an American politician and lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for her staunch opposition to court-ordered busing in the 1960s and 1970s.-Early life:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
John P. Higgins Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1935 –
September 30, 1937
Resigned after being appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts
Mark Langdon Hill
Mark Langdon Hill
Mark Langdon Hill was United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in Biddeford on June 30, 1772. He attended the public schools, then became a merchant and shipbuilder in Phippsburg...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Phippsburg, Maine
Phippsburg, Maine
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. The population was 2,106 at the 2000 census. It is within the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical rea...

District moved to Maine
Ebenezer R. Hoar
Ebenezer R. Hoar
Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar was an influential American politician and lawyer from Massachusetts.- Early life :...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
George Frisbie Hoar
George Frisbie Hoar
George Frisbie Hoar was a prominent United States politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. Hoar was born in Concord, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1873
March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
Rockwood Hoar
Rockwood Hoar
Rockwood Hoar was a Representative from Massachusetts, the son of Massachusetts US Senator George Frisbie Hoar.Hoar was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1876...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1905 –
November 1, 1906
Samuel Hoar
Samuel Hoar
Samuel Hoar was a United States lawyer and politician. A member of a prominent political family in Massachusetts, he was a leading 19th century lawyer of that state. He was associated with the Federalist Party until its decline after the war of 1812. Over his career, a prominent Massachusetts...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
Concord
Concord, Massachusetts
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. Although a small town, Concord is noted for its leading roles in American history and literature.-History:...

Sherman Hoar
Sherman Hoar
-External links:* By Thomas Townsend Sherman* at Political Graveyard* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_#Statue Wikipedia: John Harvard Statue...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Concord
Concord, Massachusetts
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. Although a small town, Concord is noted for its leading roles in American history and literature.-History:...

Aaron Hobart
Aaron Hobart
Aaron Hobart was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Abington, Massachusetts, Hobart pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Abington...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

November 24, 1820 –
March 4, 1823
First elected to finish Zabdiel Sampson
Zabdiel Sampson
Zabdiel Sampson was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Plympton, Massachusetts, Sampson pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University in 1803...

's term
Retired
Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1827
James L. Hodges
James L. Hodges
James Leonard Hodges was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Hodges attended the common schools.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar and practiced.Bank cashier....

Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 4, 1831
Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts
Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County and the hub of the Greater Taunton Area. The city is located south of Boston, east of Providence, north of Fall River and west of Plymouth. The City of Taunton is situated on the Taunton River...

Retired
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1833
John Holmes
John Holmes (U.S. politician)
John Holmes was an American politician. Holmes, a National Republican, served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and was one of the first two U.S. Senators from Maine. Holmes was noted for his involvement in the Treaty of Ghent.-Early life and education:Holmes was born in Kingston,...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 15, 1820
District of Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

Resigned
Pehr G. Holmes
Pehr G. Holmes
Pehr Gustaf Holmes was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.Holmes was born in Mölnbacka in Forshaga Municipality in Värmland, Sweden. In 1886 he immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holmes attended public schools, and engaged in...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1947
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Lost re-election
Samuel Holten
Samuel Holten
Samuel Holten was an American physician and statesman from Danvers, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a Congressman in the U.S. House.-External links:...

Anti-Administration
Anti-Administration Party (United States)
Anti-Administration "Party" was the informal faction comprising the opponents of the policies of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in the first term of President George Washington. This was not an organized political party but an unorganized faction...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Danvers
Danvers, Massachusetts
Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Located on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts, Danvers is most widely known for its association with the 1692 Salem witch trials, and for its famous asylum, the Danvers State Hospital.-17th century:The land...

Samuel Hooper
Samuel Hooper
Samuel Hooper was a businessman and US congressman from Massachusetts, USA.Hooper was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He received a common school education and was employed as an agent for an importing firm and traveled extensively in foreign countries...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

December 2, 1861 –
March 4, 1863
Boston Died
March 4, 1863 –
February 14, 1875
Levi Hubbard
Levi Hubbard
Levi Hubbard was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Jonas Hubbard and Mary Hubbard, he attended the common schools...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Paris, Maine
Paris, Maine
Paris is a town in and the county seat of Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,793 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of South Paris is located within the town. Because the U.S. Post Office refers to the entire town as South Paris, the town as a whole is commonly...

Charles Hudson
Charles Hudson (Massachusetts)
Charles Hudson was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Hudson was born in Marlborough on November 14, 1795. He attended the common schools and later an academy, taught school, served in the War of 1812 and studied theology...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

May 3, 1841 –
March 3, 1849
Westminster
Westminster, Massachusetts
Westminster is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 7,277.- History :Westminster was first settled in 1737, and was officially incorporated in 1759....

First elected to finish Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Levi Lincoln, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the 13th Governor of Massachusetts and represented the state in the U.S. Congress...

's term
Lost re-election
John W. Hulbert
John W. Hulbert
John Whitefield Hulbert was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Alford, Massachusetts, Hulbert completed preparatory studies.He graduated from Harvard University in 1795.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

September 26, 1814 –
March 4, 1815
Alford
Alford, Massachusetts
Alford is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 494 at the 2010 census.- History :...

First elected to finish Daniel Dewey
Daniel Dewey
Daniel Dewey was a U.S. Representative from Sheffield, Massachusetts.Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Dewey attended Yale College.He studied law....

's term
Retired
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817

I

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Daniel Ilsley
Daniel Ilsley
Daniel Ilsley was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Falmouth, Maine , Ilsley received a liberal schooling. He became a distiller and was also interested in shipping...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
District of Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

Lost re-election to Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts on March 9, 1776. He graduated from Brown University in 1795...


J

Representative Party District Years District home Note
William Jackson
William Jackson (Massachusetts)
William Jackson was a United States Representative from Massachusetts who lived at the Jackson Homestead....

Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.-Villages:...

Retired

K

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Will Kirk Kaynor
Will Kirk Kaynor
William Kirk Kaynor was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Sanborn, Iowa, Kaynor attended the common schools of Spencer and Clear Lake. In his early youth, he was employed as a drug clerk in Clear Lake. He later moved to Gann Valley, South Dakota and herded cattle...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1929 –
December 20, 1929
Died
William R. Keating
William R. Keating
William Richard "Bill" Keating is the U.S. Representative for . From 1999 to 2011 he was District Attorney of Norfolk County. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a former Massachusetts state representative and state senator....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 2011 –
Present
Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Its nicknames are "City of Presidents", "City of Legends", and "Birthplace of the American Dream". As a major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council...

, Bourne
Bourne, Massachusetts
Bourne is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 18,721 at the 2000 census.For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Bourne, please see the articles on Bourne , Buzzards Bay, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Sagamore, and Sagamore...

Incumbent
Hastings Keith
Hastings Keith
Hastings Keith was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Keith was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on November 22, 1915. He graduated from Brockton High School, Deerfield Academy, and the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1938. He performed graduate work at Harvard University...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Brockton
Brockton, Massachusetts
Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; the population was 93,810 in the 2010 Census. Brockton, along with Plymouth, are the county seats of Plymouth County...

Retired
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
John A. Keliher Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Lost renomination, then lost re-election as an Independent
Jonas Kendall
Jonas Kendall
Jonas Kendall was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, father of Joseph Gowing Kendall.Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Kendall pursued an academic course....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1821
Leominster
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the second-largest city in Worcester County, with a population of 40,759 at the 2010 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190,...

Lost re-election
Joseph G. Kendall
Joseph G. Kendall
Joseph Gowing Kendall was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, son of Jonas Kendall.Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Kendall pursued classical studies....

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1833
Leominster
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the second-largest city in Worcester County, with a population of 40,759 at the 2010 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190,...

Retired
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy , often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Joseph P. Kennedy II Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1999
Brighton Retired
Cyrus King
Cyrus King
Cyrus King was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, half brother of Rufus King.Born in Scarborough, Maine , King attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1794.He studied law.He served as private secretary to Rufus King when...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1817
District of Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

Daniel P. King
Daniel P. King
Daniel Putnam King was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in South Danvers, Massachusetts, now Peabody, Massachusetts King pursued classical studies and graduated from Harvard University in 1823....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1843 –
July 25, 1850
Died
Martin Kinsley
Martin Kinsley
Martin Kinsley was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Kinsley graduated from Harvard College in 1778. He studied medicine. He became a purveyor of supplies in the Revolutionary Army....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1821
District of Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

District moved to Maine
Chauncey L. Knapp
Chauncey L. Knapp
Chauncey Langdon Knapp was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Chauncey Langdon Knapp was born in Berlin, Vermont, February 26, 1809. He finished school, learned the art of printing, and engaged in newspaper work in Montpelier, Vermont. For a number of years, he was co-proprietor...

Know Nothing
Know Nothing
The Know Nothing was a movement by the nativist American political faction of the 1840s and 1850s. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by German and Irish Catholic immigrants, who were often regarded as hostile to Anglo-Saxon Protestant values and controlled by...

March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
William S. Knox Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
Lawrence
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States on the Merrimack River. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 76,377. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. It and Salem are...

Retired

L

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Thomas J. Lane
Thomas J. Lane
Thomas Joseph Lane was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1941 to 1963, notable for having been re-elected after serving time in federal prison....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

December 30, 1941 –
January 3, 1963
Simon Larned
Simon Larned
Simon Larned was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Thompson, Connecticut, Larned attended the common schools.Larned served as Sheriff of Berkshire County....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

November 5, 1804 –
March 3, 1805
Samuel Lathrop
Samuel Lathrop
Samuel Lathrop was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Lathrop pursued classical studies and graduated from Yale College in 1792.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1823
West Springfield
West Springfield, Massachusetts
The Town of West Springfield is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 28,391 at the 2010 census...

Adams-Clay
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Abbott Lawrence
Abbott Lawrence
Abbott Lawrence was a prominent American businessman, politician, and philanthropist...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Resigned
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1839 –
September 18, 1840
George P. Lawrence
George P. Lawrence
George Pelton Lawrence was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Adams, Massachusetts, Lawrence graduated from Drury Academy in 1876 and from Amherst College in 1880. He studied law at the Columbia Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in North Adams...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 2, 1897 –
March 3, 1913
North Adams
North Adams, Massachusetts
North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,708 as of the 2010 census, making it the least populous city in the state...

Robert M. Leach
Robert M. Leach
Robert Milton Leach was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Franklin, New Hampshire on April 2, 1879. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy and Dartmouth College...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 4, 1924 –
March 4, 1925
Elected to finish William Greene
William S. Greene
William Stedman Greene was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Tremont, Illinois, Greene moved with his parents to Fall River, Massachusetts in 1844....

's term
Retired
Silas Lee
Silas Lee
Silas Lee was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he pursued classical studies and graduated from Harvard University in 1784...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1799 –
August 20, 1801
Wiscasset, Maine Resigned
George Leonard Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
March 4, 1791
Norton
Norton, Massachusetts
Norton is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, and contains the village of Norton Center. The population was 18,036 at the 2000 census...

March 4, 1791 –
March 4, 1793
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1797
Enoch Lincoln
Enoch Lincoln
Enoch Lincoln was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine, son of Levi Lincoln and brother of Levi Lincoln . Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Lincoln graduated from Harvard University in 1807.He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession in...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

November 4, 1818 –
March 3, 1821
Paris, Maine
Paris, Maine
Paris is a town in and the county seat of Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,793 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of South Paris is located within the town. Because the U.S. Post Office refers to the entire town as South Paris, the town as a whole is commonly...

District moved to Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

Levi Lincoln, Sr.
Levi Lincoln, Sr.
Levi Lincoln, Sr. was an American revolutionary and statesman who served as a Minuteman at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, a state legislator in Massachusetts, a participant in Massachusetts' state constitutional convention, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, a U.S...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

December 15, 1800 –
March 5, 1801
Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Levi Lincoln, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the 13th Governor of Massachusetts and represented the state in the U.S. Congress...

Anti-Jacksonian
National Republican Party (United States)
The National Republicans were a political party in the United States. During the administration of John Quincy Adams , the president's supporters were referred to as Adams Men or Anti-Jackson. When Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States in 1828, this group went into opposition...

February 17, 1834 –
March 4, 1837
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 16, 1841
Resigned after appointment to Collector of the Port of Boston
Edward P. Little
Edward P. Little
Edward Preble Little was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Marshfield on November 7, 1791. He attended public schools. At the age of nine he was on the U.S. frigate Boston with his father, Capt...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

December 13, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Marshfield
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, on Massachusetts's South Shore. The population was 25,132 at the 2010 census.See also: Green Harbor, Marshfield , Rexhame, Marshfield Hills, and Ocean Bluff and Brant Rock....

Retired
Edward St. Loe Livermore
Edward St. Loe Livermore
Edward St. Loe Livermore, son of Samuel Livermore and brother of Arthur Livermore), was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on April 5, 1762...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1811
John Locke
John Locke (Massachusetts)
John Locke , was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, and attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, eventually graduating from Harvard University in 1792...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Henry Cabot Lodge
Henry Cabot Lodge
Henry Cabot "Slim" Lodge was an American Republican Senator and historian from Massachusetts. He had the role of Senate Majority leader. He is best known for his positions on Meek policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
John D. Long Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
George B. Loring
George B. Loring
George Bailey Loring was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.He attended Franklin Academy at Andover, Massachusetts and later briefly taught school. He graduated from Harvard University in 1838 and from the Harvard medical school in 1842. He practiced medicine...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
Henry B. Lovering
Henry B. Lovering
Henry Bacon Lovering was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Lovering attended the public schools of Lynn, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.-Service in the American Civil...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
William C. Lovering
William C. Lovering
William Croad Lovering was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Lovering moved with his parents to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1837....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1903
Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts
Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County and the hub of the Greater Taunton Area. The city is located south of Boston, east of Providence, north of Fall River and west of Plymouth. The City of Taunton is situated on the Taunton River...

Died
March 4, 1903 –
Fenruary 4, 1910
Robert Luce
Robert Luce
Robert Luce was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Auburn, Maine, Luce attended the public schools of Auburn and Lewiston, Maine, and Somerville, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
Willfred W. Lufkin
Willfred W. Lufkin
Willfred Weymouth Lufkin was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Essex on March 10, 1879. He attended public schools. After completing school, he was a newspaper correspondent, and a private secretary to Congressman Augustus P. Gardner...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 6, 1917 –
June 30, 1921
Resigned to accept a Treasury position
Samuel Lyman
Samuel Lyman
Samuel Lyman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Goshen, Connecticut on January 25, 1749. He attended Goshen Academy and graduated from Yale College in 1770...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
November 6, 1800
Theodore Lyman
Theodore Lyman (Massachusetts)
Theodore Lyman III was a natural scientist, military staff officer during the American Civil War, and United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:...

Independent Republican
Independent Republican (United States)
Independent Republican is a term occasionally adopted by members of Congress in the United States to refer to their party affiliation and is also used for those on the state level who are Republicans but do not affiliate with the national Republican Party....

March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
William Lyman
William Lyman (congressman)
William Lyman was an American politician from Northampton, Massachusetts. Lyman was born in Northampton, Massachusetts to Captain William and Jemima Lyman. Lyman attended Yale College, graduating in 1776....

Anti-Administration
Anti-Administration Party (United States)
Anti-Administration "Party" was the informal faction comprising the opponents of the policies of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in the first term of President George Washington. This was not an organized political party but an unorganized faction...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Stephen Lynch
Stephen Lynch (politician)
Stephen F. Lynch is the U.S. representative for . He is a member of the Democratic Party who has served since 2001. Lynch was previously an ironworker and lawyer, and served in both chambers of the Massachusetts General Court....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 2001 –
Present
Boston Incumbent

M

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Torbert H. Macdonald Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Died
January 3, 1963 –
May 21, 1976
Robert S. Maloney
Robert S. Maloney
Robert Sarsfield Maloney was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Maloney was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1923
Lawrence
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States on the Merrimack River. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 76,377. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. It and Salem are...

Horace Mann
Horace Mann
Horace Mann was an American education reformer, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1834 to 1837. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

April 3, 1848 –
March 4, 1853
Ed Markey
Ed Markey
Edward John "Ed" Markey is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1976. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Boston's northern and western suburbs, such as Medford and Framingham. Markey is the Dean of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

November 2, 1976 –
Present
Malden
Malden, Massachusetts
Malden is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,450 at the 2010 census. In 2009 Malden was ranked as the "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in Massachusetts by Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine.-History:...

Incumbent
Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Joseph William Martin, Jr. was a Republican Congressman and Speaker of the House from North Attleborough, Massachusetts. He was notably the only Republican to serve as Speaker between 1931 and 1995....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
North Attleborough
North Attleborough, Massachusetts
North Attleborough, commonly written North Attleboro, is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 28,712 at the 2010 United States Census.The village of North Attleborough Center is located in the town.-History:...

March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Lost renomination
Jonathan Mason
Jonathan Mason (politician)
Jonathan Mason was a Federalist United States Senator and Representative from Massachusetts during the early years of the United States....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
May 15, 1820
Resigned to pursue law practice
Ebenezer Mattoon
Ebenezer Mattoon
Ebenezer Mattoon was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in North Amherst on August 19, 1755. He attended the common schools and received private instruction. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1776. Mattoon served in the Revolutionary Army...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

February 2, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Nicholas Mavroules
Nicholas Mavroules
Nicholas James Mavroules was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who was jailed after pleading guilty to corruption charges....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Peabody
Peabody, Massachusetts
Peabody is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population is about 53,000. Peabody is located in Boston's North Shore suburban area.- History :...

Samuel W. McCall
Samuel W. McCall
Samuel Walker McCall was a member of the United States House of Representatives, and the 47th Governor of Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1913
John W. McCormack Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

November 6, 1928 –
January 3, 1963
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Michael J. McEttrick
Michael J. McEttrick
Michael Joseph McEttrick was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.McEttrick was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, he graduated from the Washington Grammar and the Roxbury Latin Schools.He became a journalist....

Independent Democrat
Independent Democrat
Independent Democrat is a term occasionally adopted by American politicians to refer to their party affiliation. Several elected officials, including members of Congress, have identified as " Independent Democrats."...

March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Jim McGovern Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1997 –
Present
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Incumbent
William S. McNary
William S. McNary
William Sarsfield McNary was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early years:McNary was born in Abington, Massachusetts, McNary attended the public schools of Abington and graduated from the Boston English High School....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1907
Marty Meehan
Marty Meehan
Martin Thomas "Marty" Meehan is an American attorney and politician from the state of Massachusetts. He is the current Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a position he assumed on July 1, 2007...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1993 –
July 1, 2007
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Resigned to become Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Lowell
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public university in Lowell, Massachusetts, and part of the University of Massachusetts system...

Elijah H. Mills
Elijah H. Mills
Elijah Hunt Mills was an American politician from Massachusetts.Mills was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He was educated by private tutors and graduated from Williams College in 1797. Mills studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Northampton, Massachusetts...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
Northampton
Northampton, Massachusetts
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, was 28,549...

John Joseph Mitchell
John Joseph Mitchell
John Joseph Mitchell was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts on May 9, 1873. He attended public schools, Boston College, and the Albany Law School. Mitchell was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Marlboro...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

November 8, 1910 –
March 4, 1911
April 15, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Nahum Mitchell
Nahum Mitchell
Nahum Mitchell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Mitchell attended the local school.He graduated from Harvard University in 1789....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
John Joseph Moakley Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1973 –
May 28, 2001
Boston Died
William H. Moody Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 5, 1895 –
May 1, 1902
Resigned after being appointed Secretary of the Navy
Elijah A. Morse
Elijah A. Morse
Elijah Adams Morse was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Morse moved to Massachusetts with his parents, who settled in Boston in 1852....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Canton
Canton, Massachusetts
Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 21,561 at the 2010 census. Canton is part of Greater Boston, about 15 miles southwest of downtown Boston.- History :...

March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1897
Frank B. Morse Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1961 –
May 1, 1972
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Resigned after appointment to Under Secretary General for Political and General Assembly Affairs at the United Nations
Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse, was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Wachenheim, Germany. He attended the common schools there...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Boston
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Marcus Morton
Marcus Morton
Marcus Morton was a lawyer, jurist, and politician from Taunton, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and served two terms as 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts, as well as a portion of an unexpired term in 1825, as Acting Governor.Morton...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts
Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County and the hub of the Greater Taunton Area. The city is located south of Boston, east of Providence, north of Fall River and west of Plymouth. The City of Taunton is situated on the Taunton River...

William Francis Murray
William Francis Murray
William Francis Murray was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and the Postmaster of Boston.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Murray attended the public schools and the Boston Latin School....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
March 4, 1913 –
September 28, 1914
Resigned to become Postmaster
Postmaster
A postmaster is the head of an individual post office. Postmistress is not used anymore in the United States, as the "master" component of the word refers to a person of authority and has no gender quality...

 of Boston

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Henry F. Naphen
Henry F. Naphen
Henry Francis Naphen was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Ireland, to John and Jane Naphen, Naphen immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Lowell, Massachusetts....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1903
Richard Neal
Richard Neal
Richard Edmund Neal is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1989. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is a former city councilor and mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1989 –
Present
Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern...

Incumbent
Jeremiah Nelson
Jeremiah Nelson
Jeremiah Nelson, was a Representative from Massachusetts.Nelson was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, September 14, 1769 to Solomon and Elizabeth Nelson. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1790...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Newburyport
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, 35 miles northeast of Boston. The population was 21,189 at the 2000 census. A historic seaport with a vibrant tourism industry, Newburyport includes part of Plum Island...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1823
Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Donald W. Nicholson
Donald W. Nicholson
Donald William Nicholson was a 20th century American politician from the state of Massachusetts. Born in Wareham, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools and took college extension courses. He first worked as a salesman, then during the First World War served overseas in the United States...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 18, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Amasa Norcross
Amasa Norcross
Amasa Norcross was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Rindge, New Hampshire, Norcross attended the common schools and Appleton Academy, New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Worcester, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883

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Joseph F. O'Connell
Joseph F. O'Connell
Joseph Francis O'Connell was a Massachusetts lawyer, law professor, politician and U.S. Representative.-Early life:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1911
Richard Olney
Richard Olney II
Richard Olney was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.-Life:...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 3, 1915 –
March 4, 1921
Leicester
Leicester, Massachusetts
Leicester is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,970 at the 2010 census.-History:Leicester was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated in 1714....

John Olver
John Olver
John Walter Olver is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1991. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early in his career, he was a chemistry professor and served in both chambers of the Massachusetts General Court....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

June 4, 1991 –
Present
Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County . The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts...

Incumbent
Joseph H. O'Neil
Joseph H. O'Neil
Joseph Henry O'Neil was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, O'Neil moved with his parents to Boston in 1854.He attended the common schools....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Boston
March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Tip O'Neill
Tip O'Neill
Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. was an American politician. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member of the U.S. Congress, serving in the House of Representatives for 34 years and representing two congressional districts in Massachusetts...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1987
Benjamin Orr
Benjamin Orr (Massachusetts politician)
Benjamin Orr was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Orr was born in Bedford, New Hampshire on December 1, 1772. He was self-educated and apprenticed as a carpenter. He attended Fryeburg Academy, taught school at Concord and New Milford, New Hampshire; and...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Topsham, Maine Retired
Gayton P. Osgood
Gayton P. Osgood
Gayton Pickman Osgood was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Salem on July 4, 1797. He graduated from Harvard University in 1815, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salem. He moved to North Andover...

Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Harrison Gray Otis
Harrison Gray Otis
Harrison Gray Otis was the president and general manager of the Times-Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times.-Early life:...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1801
Boston

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Calvin D. Paige Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1925
Southbridge
Southbridge, Massachusetts
The Town of Southbridge is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,719 at the 2010 census.-History:...

John G. Palfrey
John G. Palfrey
John Gorham Palfrey was an American clergyman and historian who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. A Unitarian minister, he played a leading role in the early history of Harvard Divinity School, and he later became involved in politics as a State Representative and U.S...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Lost re-election
Isaac Parker
Isaac Parker (congressman)
Isaac Parker was a Massachusetts Congressman and jurist, including Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1814 to his death. He was born in Boston, the son of Daniel Parker, a goldsmith, and Margaret Parker...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

James Parker
James Parker (Massachusetts)
James Parker was an American politician. He represented Massachusetts's and districts in the United States House of Representatives, from 1813 to 1815, and 1819 to 1821 elected as a Democratic-Republican. He also served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate. Parker died in Gardiner, Maine on...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 6,198 at the 2000 census. Popular with tourists, Gardiner is noted for its culture and old architecture.-History:...

March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
District moved to Maine
William Parmenter
William Parmenter
William Parmenter was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on March 30, 1789. He attended the city's public schools, including the Boston Latin School....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1845
Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

Albion K. Parris
Albion K. Parris
Albion Keith Parris was an American politician and jurist of Maine. Parris served in many elected and appointed positions throughout this life, including state legislator, U.S. Senator, the fifth Governor of Maine, state Supreme Court judge, and mayor.-Biography:Parris was born in Hebron, Maine,...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1815 –
February 3, 1818
District of Maine
District of Maine
The District of Maine was a legal designation for what is now the U.S. state of Maine from American independence until the Missouri Compromise on March 4, 1820, after which it gained its independence from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state in the Union...

Resigned
George Partridge
George Partridge
George Partridge was an American teacher and politician. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a Representative in the U.S. House.-Background:...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
August 14, 1790
Duxbury Resigned
Andrew J. Peters Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1907 –
August 15, 1914
Boston Resigned when appointed Assistant United States Secretary of the Treasury
Michael Francis Phelan
Michael Francis Phelan
Michael Francis Phelan was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Phelan attended the public schools....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
Lynn
Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 89,050 at the 2000 census. An old industrial center, Lynn is home to Lynn Beach and Lynn Heritage State Park and is about north of downtown Boston.-17th century:...

Lost re-election
Philip J. Philbin
Philip J. Philbin
Philip Joseph Philbin was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. He was born in Clinton, Massachusetts where he attended the public and high schools. From 1917 until 1919, during the First World War, served as a seaman in the United States Navy...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1971
Bolton
Bolton, Massachusetts
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,148 people, 1,424 households, and 1,201 families residing in the town. The population density was . There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.19% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.30%...

Lost renomination
Stephen C. Phillips
Stephen C. Phillips
Stephen Clarendon Phillips was a Representative from Massachusetts.Phillips was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to Stephen and Dorcas Phillips, he graduated from Harvard University in 1819. Phillips' engaged in mercantile pursuits in Salem, and was a member of the Massachusetts House of...

Anti-Jacksonian December 1, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Resigned to become Mayor of Salem
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
September 28, 1838
Timothy Pickering
Timothy Pickering
Timothy Pickering was a politician from Massachusetts who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of State, serving in that office from 1795 to 1800 under Presidents George Washington and John Adams.-Early years:Pickering was born in Salem, Massachusetts to...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Wenham
Wenham, Massachusetts
Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,875 at the 2010 census.The Town of Wenham was originally settled in 1635 and has retained much of its unique historic character and tranquil rural scenery...

Retired
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Benjamin Pickman, Jr.
Benjamin Pickman, Jr.
Benjamin Pickman, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Pickman was born in Salem, Massachusetts, a descendant of Benjamin Pickman, an Englishman from Bristol. Benjamin Pickman, Jr. graduated from Harvard University in 1784 after having attended Dummer Academy...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Retired
Henry L. Pierce
Henry L. Pierce
Henry Lillie Pierce was a United States Representative fromMassachusetts. He was born in Stoughton on August 23, 1825. He pursued...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

December 1, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
Boston Retired
Samuel L. Powers
Samuel L. Powers
Samuel Leland Powers was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Powers was born in Cornish, New Hampshire on October 26, 1848. He attended Kimball Union Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1874...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.-Villages:...

Retired
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905

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Josiah Quincy III
Josiah Quincy III
Josiah Quincy III was a U.S. educator and political figure. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives , Mayor of Boston , and President of Harvard University...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1813
Boston Retired

R

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Charles S. Randall
Charles S. Randall
Charles Sturtevant Randall was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on February 20, 1824; died in New Bedford, Massachusetts, August 17, 1904. Randall is interred in the Rural Cemetery.-References:* -Notes:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Lost renomination to John Simpkins
John Simpkins
John Simpkins was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Simpkins attended the public schools of Yarmouth and St. Mark's School, Southboro, Massachusetts....

March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Ambrose Ranney
Ambrose Ranney
Ambrose Arnold Ranney was a Representative from Massachusetts.Ranney was born in Townshend, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College and studied law in Woodstock, Vermont in 1844. In 1848, he was admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston.Ranney was in the corporation counsel for the city...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
Lost re-election to Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse
Leopold Morse, was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Wachenheim, Germany. He attended the common schools there...

Robert Rantoul, Jr.
Robert Rantoul, Jr.
Robert Rantoul, Jr. was an American politician from Massachusetts.He was born in Beverly, Massachusetts. He attended the common schools and Phillips Andover Academy and graduated from Harvard University in 1826...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1851 –
August 7, 1852
Died
Nathan Read
Nathan Read
Nathan Read was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Warren, he attended the common schools and graduated from Harvard University in 1781. He taught school in Beverly and Salem and was elected a tutor in Harvard University, where he continued until 1787...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

November 25, 1800 –
March 4, 1803
Retired
William Reed Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1815
John Reed, Sr.
John Reed, Sr.
John Reed, Sr. was a Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Reed moved with his parents to Titicut Parish, in the northwestern part of Middleboro, Massachusetts in 1756. He graduated from Yale College in 1772, studied theology, and was ordained as a Congregational...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
March 1, 1801
West Bridgewater
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
West Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,634 at the 2000 census.- History :West Bridgewater was first settled in 1651 as a part of Olde Bridgewater...

Retired
John Reed, Jr.
John Reed, Jr.
John Reed, Jr. was a Representative from Massachusetts.Reed was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in 1803, and was a tutor of languages in that institution for two years, and principal of the Bridgewater, Massachusetts Academy in...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
Retired
March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
March 4, 1821 –
March 4, 1823
Adams-Clay
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1833
March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1841
Alexander H. Rice
Alexander H. Rice
Alexander Hamilton Rice was Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1856–1857, a U.S. Congressman during the American Civil War, and the 30th Governor of Massachusetts from 1876–78.-Biography:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1863
Boston Retired
March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1867
Thomas Rice
Thomas Rice (Massachusetts politician)
Thomas Rice was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Thomas Rice was born 30 March 1768 in Pownalborough, Massachusetts, , to Thomas Rice and Rebecca Rice. He graduated from Harvard University in 1791...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
Winslow, Maine
Winslow, Maine
Winslow is a town and census-designated place in Kennebec County, Maine, United States, along the Kennebec River. The population was 7,743 at the 2000 census.-History:...

Lost re-election to James Parker
James Parker (Massachusetts)
James Parker was an American politician. He represented Massachusetts's and districts in the United States House of Representatives, from 1813 to 1815, and 1819 to 1821 elected as a Democratic-Republican. He also served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate. Parker died in Gardiner, Maine on...

William W. Rice
William W. Rice
William Whitney Rice was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Rice attended Gorham Academy, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1846. He served as the preceptor of Leicester Academy, Leicester, Massachusetts from 1847 to 1851...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Lost re-election to Theodore Lyman
Theodore Lyman
Theodore Lyman was a U.S. physicist and spectroscopist, born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, from which he also received his Ph.D. in 1900. He became an assistant professor in physics at Harvard, where he remained, becoming full professor in 1917, and where he was also director of...

March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Joseph Richardson Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 4, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1831
William M. Richardson
William M. Richardson
William Merchant Richardson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Pelham, New Hampshire in 1774. He graduated from Harvard University in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1804...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

November 4, 1811 –
April 18, 1814
Ernest W. Roberts
Ernest W. Roberts
Ernest William Roberts was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in East Madison, Maine, Roberts attended the public schools in Chelsea, Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1913
March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1917
George D. Robinson
George D. Robinson
George Dexter Robinson -Biography:He was born in Lexington, Massachusetts. He attended Lexington Academy and Hopkins Classical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1856. While at Harvard he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
March 4, 1883 –
January 7, 1884
Resigned to become Governor
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

Francis W. Rockwell
Francis W. Rockwell
Francis Williams Rockwell was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, his father was Julius Rockwell, also a member of Congress....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 17, 1884 –
March 4, 1891
Pittsfield
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield is the largest city and the county seat of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. Its area code is 413. Its ZIP code is 01201...

Julius Rockwell
Julius Rockwell
Julius Rockwell was a United States politician from Massachusetts, and the father of Francis Williams Rockwell.Rockwell was born in Colebrook, Connecticut and educated at private schools and then Yale, where he studied law, graduating in 1826. He was admitted to the bar and in 1830 commenced...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1851
John Jacob Rogers
John Jacob Rogers
John Jacob Rogers was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.Rogers was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1904 and from Harvard Law School in 1907. He practiced law in Lowell, starting in 1908...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1913 –
March 28, 1925
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Died
Edith Nourse Rogers
Edith Nourse Rogers
Edith Nourse Rogers was an American social welfare volunteer and politician who was one of the first women to serve in the United States Congress. She was the first woman elected to congress from Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

June 30, 1925 –
September 10, 1960
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Died
Nathaniel Ruggles
Nathaniel Ruggles
Nathaniel Ruggles was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ruggles graduated from Harvard University in 1781, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in his native town...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1819
Roxbury
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Roxbury is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868...

John E. Russell
John E. Russell
John Edwards Russell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Russell was instructed by private tutors....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1889
Jonathan Russell
Jonathan Russell
Jonathan Russell was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and diplomat.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Russell graduated from Brown University in 1791. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, but did not practice...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1821 –
March 4, 1823
Richard M. Russell
Richard M. Russell
Richard Manning Russell was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cambridge on March 3, 1891. He attended the Middlesex School in Concord...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
William A. Russell
William A. Russell
William Augustus Russell was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.Russell was born in Wells River, Vermont. He pursued an academic course in Franklin, New Hampshire, Russell engaged in the manufacture of paper in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1852. He moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts in...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1883
Lawrence
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States on the Merrimack River. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 76,377. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. It and Salem are...

March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885

S

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Lorenzo Sabine
Lorenzo Sabine
Lorenzo Sabine was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Concord , New Hampshire, Sabine moved to Boston, Massachusetts, with his parents in 1811 and to Hampden, Maine, in 1814....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

December 13, 1852 –
March 4, 1853
Framingham
Framingham, Massachusetts
Framingham is a New England town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 68,318 as of the United States 2010 Census. -History:...

Leverett Saltonstall
Leverett Saltonstall I
Leverett Saltonstall , was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who also served as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, President of the Massachusetts Senate, the first Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts and a Member of the Board of Overseers of...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

December 5, 1838 –
March 3, 1843
Zabdiel Sampson
Zabdiel Sampson
Zabdiel Sampson was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Plympton, Massachusetts, Sampson pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University in 1803...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
July 26, 1820
Resigned after being appointed Collector of Customs in Plymouth
Zeno Scudder
Zeno Scudder
Zeno Scudder was the son of Deacon Josiah and Hannah Scudder. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Osterville, Massachusetts on August 18, 1807. He wanted to follow the sea, but a paralysis of his right leg made that impossible...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Osterville
Osterville, Massachusetts
Osterville is one of the seven villages within the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. The village of Osterville is located on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound...

March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1854
Retired because of injury
Ebenezer Seaver
Ebenezer Seaver
Ebenezer Seaver was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Seaver graduated from Harvard University in 1784.He engaged in agricultural pursuits....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1813
Theodore Sedgwick
Theodore Sedgwick
Theodore Sedgwick was an attorney, politician and jurist, who served in elected state government and as a Delegate to the Continental Congress, a US Representative, and a United States Senator from Massachusetts. He served as the fifth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

Resigned
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
June, 1796
March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Julius H. Seelye Independent
Independent (politician)
In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do...

March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Samuel Sewall
Samuel Sewall (congressman)
Samuel Sewall was an American lawyer and congressman. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.After attending Dummer Charity School , Sewall graduated from Harvard College Samuel Sewall (December 11, 1757 – June 8, 1814) was an American lawyer and congressman. He was born in Boston,...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

December 7, 1796 –
January 10, 1800
James Shannon
James Shannon
James Michael Shannon , also known as Jim Shannon, is a Democratic politician from Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1985, and later as the Massachusetts Attorney General....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
Lawrence
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States on the Merrimack River. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 76,377. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. It and Salem are...

Henry Shaw
Henry Shaw (Massachusetts)
Henry Shaw was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, son of Samuel Shaw. Born near Putney, Vermont, Shaw completed preparatory studies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albany, New York, in 1810...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1821
William Shepard
William Shepard
William Lyman Shepard was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Westfield, he attended the common schools, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and served in the French and Indian wars for six years. He was a member of the committee of correspondence for Westfield in 1774, and...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1803
Jonas Sibley
Jonas Sibley
Jonas Sibley was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.He was born in Sutton, Massachusetts, and completed preparatory studies there. He was Selectman, Town moderator, and Town treasurer...

Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Sutton
Sutton, Massachusetts
-Library:The Sutton Free Library was established in 1876. In fiscal year 2008, the town of Sutton spent 0.7% of its budget on its public library—some $18 per person.-Education:...

Nathaniel Silsbee
Nathaniel Silsbee
Nathanial Silsbee was an American politician from Massachusetts.Silsbee was born in Salem, Massachusetts to Capt. Nathanial Silsbee and Sarah Beckett...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1817 –
March 3,1821
John Simpkins
John Simpkins
John Simpkins was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Simpkins attended the public schools of Yarmouth and St. Mark's School, Southboro, Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1895 –
March 27, 1898
Died
Thomson J. Skinner
Thomson J. Skinner
Thomson Joseph Skinner was an American politician in Massachusetts. He served in both the State's House and Senate, and represented Massachusetts's 12th congressional district in the U.S...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Berkshire County
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Berkshire County is a non-governmental county located on the western edge of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,219. Its largest city and traditional county seat is Pittsfield...

March 4, 1803 –
August 10, 1804
Resigned
Josiah Smith
Josiah Smith
Josiah Smith was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Pembroke, to Reverend Thomas Smith and Judith Miller Smith...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1801 –
March 4, 1803
Pembroke
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Pembroke is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,927 at the 2000 census.The southwestern section of Pembroke is also known as Bryantville...

Charles F. Sprague
Charles F. Sprague
Charles Franklin Sprague was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, grandson of Peleg Sprague ....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1901
Asahel Stearns
Asahel Stearns
Asahel Stearns was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Stearns graduated from Harvard University in 1797. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He served as member of the Massachusetts Senate...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
William Stedman
William Stedman
William Stedman was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Stedman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1784. After this he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1787 and practiced in Lancaster, Charlestown, and Worcester. He was appointed...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1803 –
July 16, 1810
Moses T. Stephens Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
North Andover
North Andover, Massachusetts
North Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. North Andover is the home of Merrimack College, a private, Catholic four-year institution ....

March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Charles Stevens
Charles A. Stevens
Charles Abbot Stevens was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of Moses Tyler Stevens and cousin of Isaac Ingalls Stevens....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 27, 1875 –
March 3, 1875
George R. Stobbs
George R. Stobbs
George Russell Stobbs was a Representative from Massachusetts.He was born in Webster, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1899, and from Harvard Law School in 1902. Stobbs was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Worcester, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population is 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston....

Eben F. Stone
Eben F. Stone
Eben Francis Stone was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Stone was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts to Ebenezer and Fanny Stone....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1883
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Joseph Story
Joseph Story
Joseph Story was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845. He is most remembered today for his opinions in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee and The Amistad, along with his magisterial Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, first...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

May 23, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Solomon Strong
Solomon Strong
Solomon Strong was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Strong was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1798.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1819
Northampton
Northampton, Massachusetts
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, was 28,549...

Gerry Studds
Gerry Studds
Gerry Eastman Studds was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1973 until 1997. He was the first openly gay member of Congress in the U.S. In 1983 he was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to having had an affair with a 17-year-old page in...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
John A. Sullivan Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1907

T

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Samuel Taggart
Samuel Taggart
Samuel Taggart was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Derry, New Hampshire on March 24, 1754. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1774. Taggart studied theology and was licensed to preach...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1817
Colrain
Colrain, Massachusetts
Colrain is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,813 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.- History :Colrain was first settled in 1735 as "Boston Township No...

Peter F. Tague Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

October 23, 1919 –
March 3, 1925
Peleg Tallman
Peleg Tallman
Peleg Tallman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island on July 24, 1764 and attended public schools. He served in the Revolutionary War on the privateer Trumbull, and lost an arm in an engagement in 1780. He was captured and imprisoned by the...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1811 –
March 4, 1813
Bath, Maine
Bath, Maine
Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,266. It is the county seat of Sagadahoc County. Located on the Kennebec River, Bath is a port of entry with a good harbor. The city is popular with tourists, many drawn by its...

John K. Tarbox
John K. Tarbox
John Kemble Tarbox was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Tarbox was born in that part of Methuen, Massachusetts that became incorporated into Lawrence, Massachusetts, Tarbox pursued classical studies, engaged in newspaper work, studied law and was admitted to the...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Thomas Chandler Thacher
Thomas Chandler Thacher
Thomas Chandler Thacher was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Born in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, Thacher attended the public schools. He was graduated from Adams Academy, Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1878 and from Harvard University in 1882. He became engaged in the wool...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1915
Yarmouth Port
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Yarmouth Port is a census-designated place in the town of Yarmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,395 at the 2000 census...

George Thatcher
George Thatcher
George Thatcher was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from the Maine district of Massachusetts. His name sometimes appears as George Thacher. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1789 –
March 4, 1791
Biddeford, Maine
Biddeford, Maine
Biddeford is a town in York County, Maine, United States. It is the largest town in the county, and is the sixth-largest in the state. It is the most southerly incorporated town in the state and the principal commercial center of York County. The population was 21,277 at the 2010 census...

March 4, 1791 –
March 4, 1793
March 4, 1793 –
March 4, 1795
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1801
Samuel Thatcher
Samuel Thatcher
Samuel Thatcher was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.He was born in Cambridge, Mass., July 1, 1776; was graduated from Harvard University in 1793; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in New Gloucester, Maine ; moved to Warren...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

December 6, 1802 –
March 4, 1803
Warren, Maine
Warren, Maine
Warren is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,794 at the 2000 census. It includes the villages of East Warren, Warren and South Warren, the latter home to the Maine State Prison and minimum security Bolduc Correctional Facility....

First elected to finish Silas Lee
Silas Lee
Silas Lee was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he pursued classical studies and graduated from Harvard University in 1784...

's term
Lost re-election to Orchard Cook
Orchard Cook
Orchard Cook was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Cook attended the public schools, and engaged in mercantile pursuits....

March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
Eli Thayer
Eli Thayer
Eli Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Thayer was born in Mendon, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1840, from Brown University in 1845, and in 1848 founded Oread Institute, a school for young women in Worcester, Massachusetts...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Harry I. Thayer Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1925 –
March 10, 1926
Died
John A. Thayer
John A. Thayer
John Alden Thayer was a Representative from Massachusetts.He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the son of Eli Thayer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1879. He studied law at Columbia Law School in New York City...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
John R. Thayer
John R. Thayer
John Randolph Thayer was a representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Douglas, Massachusetts and attended the common schools and Nichols Academy in Dudley. Thayer graduated from Yale College in 1869 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas (congressman)
Benjamin Franklin Thomas was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.-Early years:...

Union
Union (American Civil War)
During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the twenty free states and five border slave states. It was opposed by 11 southern slave states that had declared a secession to join together to form the...

June 11, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson (politician)
Benjamin Thompson was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Thompson attended the public schools, and then engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1830-1831 and 1833-1836...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Charlestown
March 4, 1851 –
September 24, 1852
Died
Charles P. Thompson
Charles Perkins Thompson
Charles Perkins Thompson was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Braintree on July 30, 1827. He attended public schools, the Hollis Institute, and Amherst College...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1875 –
March 7, 1877
Gloucster
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore. The population was 28,789 at the 2010 U.S. Census...

John F. Tierney
John F. Tierney
John F. Tierney is the United States representative for . He is a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate for liberal policies and government oversight. A former attorney, he has served since 1997....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1997 –
Present
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Incumbent
George H. Tinkham
George H. Tinkham
George Holden Tinkham was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
Charles Q. Tirrell
Charles Q. Tirrell
Charles Quincy Tirrell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Sharon, Massachusetts, Tirrell attended the common schools and studied law at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, where he graduated in 1866. He served as principal of Peacham Academy for one year and of the high...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1901 –
July 31, 1910
Natick
Natick, Massachusetts
Natick is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Natick is located near the center of the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, with a population of 33,006 at the 2010 census. Only west from Boston, Natick is considered part of the Greater Boston area...

Died
Peter Torkildsen Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Danvers
Danvers, Massachusetts
Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Located on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts, Danvers is most widely known for its association with the 1692 Salem witch trials, and for its famous asylum, the Danvers State Hospital.-17th century:The land...

Mark Trafton
Mark Trafton
Mark Trafton was a Methodist Episcopal minister who, as a member of the American Party served one term as a U.S...

Know-nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Charles R. Train
Charles R. Train
Charles Russell Train was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Train attended the common schools, Framingham Academy, and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1837.He studied law at Harvard University.He was admitted to...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1863
Allen T. Treadway
Allen T. Treadway
Allen Towner Treadway was a Massachusetts Republican who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as a member, and President of, the Massachusetts Senate and a member of the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1913 until January 3, 1945...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1913 –
January 3, 1945
Stockbridge
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census...

Niki Tsongas
Niki Tsongas
Nicola Dickson "Niki" Sauvage Tsongas is the U.S. Representative for , serving since a special election in 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party.She is the widow of U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas, who represented the 5th district in the 1970s...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

October 18, 2007 –
Present
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

First elected to finish Marty Meehan
Marty Meehan
Martin Thomas "Marty" Meehan is an American attorney and politician from the state of Massachusetts. He is the current Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a position he assumed on July 1, 2007...

's term
Incumbent
Paul Tsongas
Paul Tsongas
Paul Efthemios Tsongas was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1985. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election. He previously served as a U.S...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Charles Turner, Jr.
Charles Turner, Jr.
Charles Turner, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Turner received a common-school education at Duxbury and Scituate, Massachusetts. He was commissioned an adjutant in the Massachusetts State Militia in 1787...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

June 28, 1809 –
March 4, 1813
Successfully challenged election of William Baylies
William Baylies
William Baylies was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of Francis Baylies.Born in Dighton, Massachusetts, Baylies was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1795 where he studied law...

Ginery Twichell
Ginery Twichell
Ginery Twichell was president of the Boston and Worcester Railroad in the 1860s, the Republican Representative for Massachusetts for three consecutive terms and the sixth president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.He was born on in Athol, Massachusetts. Some references list his actual...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873

U

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Charles L. Underhill
Charles L. Underhill
Charles Lee Underhill was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 20, 1867. He moved to Massachusetts in 1872 with his parents, who settled in Somerville. He attended the common schools, was office boy, coal teamster, and a blacksmith...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
Somerville
Somerville, Massachusetts
Somerville is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, located just north of Boston. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 75,754 and was the most densely populated municipality in New England. It is also the 17th most densely populated incorporated place in...

Retired
Charles W. Upham Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Salem
Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,407 at the 2000 census. It and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County...

Lost re-election
Jabez Upham
Jabez Upham
Jabez Upham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of George Baxter Upham, and cousin of Charles Wentworth Upham.Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, Upham graduated from Harvard University in 1785....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1807 –
1810
Brookfield
Brookfield, Massachusetts
Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,390 at the 2010 census.-History:Brookfield was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1718...

Resigned

V

Representative Party District Years District home Note
John Varnum
John Varnum
John Varnum was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Dracut on June 25, 1778. He graduated from Harvard University in 1798, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Haverhill. Varnum was elected as a Federalist to the Massachusetts State Senate. ...

Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County...

Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Joseph Bradley Varnum
Joseph Bradley Varnum
Joseph Bradley Varnum was a U.S. politician of the Democratic-Republican Party from Massachusetts.-Biography:...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
Dracut
Dracut, Massachusetts
Dracut is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 29,457. Dracut is primarily a suburban community, belonging to Greater Lowell and bordering southern New Hampshire...

Resigned to become U.S. Senator
March 4, 1803 –
June 29, 1811

W-Z

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Peleg Wadsworth
Peleg Wadsworth
Peleg Wadsworth was an American officer during the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts representing the District of Maine. He was also grandfather of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Peleg and Susanna ...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

Retired
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Amasa Walker
Amasa Walker
Amasa Walker was an American economist and United States Representative, and was the father of Francis Amasa Walker.-Biography:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

December 1, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
North Brookfield
North Brookfield, Massachusetts
North Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,680 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place North Brookfield, please see the article North Brookfield , Massachusetts.- History :North Brookfield...

Joseph H. Walker
Joseph H. Walker
Joseph Henry Walker was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on December 21, 1829. He moved with his parents to Hopkinton and to Worcester. He attended the public schools and engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
Rodney Wallace
Rodney Wallace (politician)
Rodney Wallace was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, Wallace attended the common schools.He engaged in the manufacture of paper....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1891
Samuel H. Walley
Samuel H. Walley
Samuel Hurd Walley was a Massachusetts businessman and politician who served as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a member of the U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life:...

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Joseph Walsh Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1915 –
August 21, 1922
New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about east of Fall River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts...

Resigned to become justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court
Artemas Ward
Artemas Ward
Artemas Ward was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts...

Pro-Administration
Pro-Administration Party (United States)
Pro-Administration "Party" is a term by historians to describe the supporters of the policies of George Washington's administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties.Almost the entire...

March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 31,640 people, 12,366 households, and 8,693 families residing in the town. The population density was . There were 12,696 housing units at an average density of...

March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Artemas Ward, Jr.
Artemas Ward, Jr.
Artemas Ward, Jr. , like his father, Artemas Ward, was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He served in the Thirteenth Congress and Fourteenth Congress . He was a member of the Federalist Party.- References :...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Charlestown
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Charlestown is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is located on a peninsula north of downtown Boston. Charlestown was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1847 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874...

William W. Warren
William W. Warren
William Wirt Warren was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Brighton , Massachusetts, Warren pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1856.He studied law....

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Charles G. Washburn
Charles G. Washburn
Charles Grenfill Washburn was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Worcester on January 28, 1857. Washburn graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1875 and from Harvard University in 1880. He studied law, and was admitted to the...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

December 18, 1906 –
March 3, 1911
William B. Washburn
William B. Washburn
William Barrett Washburn was an American politician from Massachusetts who served in the United States House of Representatives and as the 28th Governor of Massachusetts.-Early life:...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1863 –
December 5, 1871
Resigned to become Governor
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests...

Adams-Clay
Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John W. Weeks
John W. Weeks
John Wingate Weeks was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as a United States Representative for Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, as a United States Senator from 1913 to 1919, and as Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925.-Life and career:Weeks was born and raised in Lancaster,...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1913
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.-Villages:...

March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1913
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Tappan Wentworth
Tappan Wentworth
Tappan Wentworth was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Dover, New Hampshire, Wentworth received a liberal schooling.He studied law....

Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
George W. Weymouth
George W. Weymouth
George Warren Weymouth was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in West Amesbury , Massachusetts, Weymouth attended the public schools and the Merrimac High School. He moved to Fitchburg in 1882 and engaged in the carriage business...

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1901
Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.- History :...

Laban Wheaton
Laban Wheaton
Laban Wheaton was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.-Early life and education:Born in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Wheaton attended Wrentham Academy.He was graduated from Harvard College in 1774....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1809 –
March 4, 1815
March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Leonard White
Leonard White
Leonard White was a United States representative from Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1787 and was a member of the state House of Representatives . He was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth United States Congress...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
William Whiting Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1873 –
June 29, 1873
William Whiting II Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman
Ezekiel Whitman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts on March 9, 1776. He graduated from Brown University in 1795...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1809 –
March 4, 1811
Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1821
District moved to Maine
William Widgery
William Widgery
William Widgery was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Devonshire, England, Widgery immigrated to America with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia.He attended the common schools.He engaged in shipbuilding....

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Portland
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

Lost re-election to George Bradbury
George Bradbury
George Bradbury was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Bradbury graduated from Harvard University in 1789.He studied law....

Richard B. Wigglesworth Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

November 6, 1928 –
March 3, 1933
March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1958
Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to Canada
William H. Wilder Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
March 4, 1913 –
September 11, 1913
George F. Williams
George F. Williams
George Fred Williams was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, Williams attended private schools, and was graduated from the Dedham High School in 1868 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1872.He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
Henry Williams
Henry Williams (Massachusetts)
Henry Williams was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton, Williams completed preparatory studies, and studied law.He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Taunton...

Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
John M. S. Williams
John M. S. Williams
John McKeown Snow Williams was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Richmond, Virginia, Williams moved to Boston, Massachusetts.He attended the public schools....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Lemuel Williams
Lemuel Williams
Lemuel Williams was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton, he graduated from Harvard College in 1765, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bristol and Worcester Counties...

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located south of Boston, southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about east of Fall River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts...

March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
John Wilson
John Wilson (Massachusetts)
John Wilson was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.Born in Peterboro, New Hampshire, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1799.He studied law....

Federalist
Federalist Party (United States)
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801...

March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
Belfast, Maine
Belfast, Maine
Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,668. Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County...

March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1819
Samuel Winslow
Samuel Winslow
Samuel Ellsworth Winslow was a Representative from Massachusetts.-Biography:Winslow was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1885, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1925
Robert C. Winthrop Whig
Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic...

November 9, 1840 –
May 25, 1842
Resigned
November 29, 1842 –
July 30, 1850
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Abiel Wood
Abiel Wood
Abiel Wood was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Wiscasset, Maine , he was the son of Gen. Abiel Wood and Betsey Tinkham, both originally of Middleborough, Massachusetts. He was the second of eleven children. Wood attended the common schools, then engaged in mercantile pursuits...

Democratic-Republican
Democratic-Republican Party (United States)
The Democratic-Republican Party or Republican Party was an American political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Political scientists use the former name, while historians prefer the latter one; contemporaries generally called the party the "Republicans", along...

March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
Wiscasset, Maine
Ashley B. Wright
Ashley B. Wright
Ashley Bascom Wright was an American politician. He was the chairman of the Committee on Mileage in the fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses....

Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

March 4, 1893 –
August 14, 1897
Hinsdale
Hinsdale, Massachusetts
Hinsdale is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area...

Died