Thomas William McGee
|Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||David M. Bartley|
|Succeeded by||George Keverian|
|Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||David M. Bartley|
|Succeeded by||William Q. MacLean, Jr.|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||George J. O'Shea, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Edward J. Clancy, Jr.|
|Member of the |
|Born||May 24, 1924|
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||December 21, 2012 88) (aged|
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Resting place||Pine Grove Cemetery Lynn, Massachusetts|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Sorrenti, div. Grace Hogan|
|Residence||Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Years of service||1941–1945|
|Rank||Fourth Marine Division|
|Battles/wars|| World War II |
Battle of Saipan
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of Tinian
Thomas William McGee (May 24, 1924 – December 21, 2012) was an American politician who served as a member of the Lynn, Massachusetts City Council (1956–1963) and Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1963–1991), serving as its Speaker from 1975 to 1984. He was the father of Massachusetts state Senator Thomas M. McGee.
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|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
David M. Bartley
| Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives |
1969 – 1975
William Q. MacLean, Jr.
David M. Bartley
| Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives |
1975 – 1984
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