Thomas W. McGee

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Thomas William McGee
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Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1975–1984
Preceded by David M. Bartley
Succeeded by George Keverian
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1969–1975
Preceded byDavid M. Bartley
Succeeded by William Q. MacLean, Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1963–1991
Preceded by George J. O'Shea, Jr.
Succeeded by Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
Member of the
Lynn
City Council [1]
In office
1956–1963
Personal details
Born(1924-05-24)May 24, 1924
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 21, 2012(2012-12-21) (aged 88)
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting placePine Grove Cemetery Lynn, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Ann Sorrenti, div. [1] Grace Hogan [1]
ResidenceLynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater
ProfessionPolitician [1]
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States of America [1]
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Marine Corps.svg  United States Marine Corps [1]
Years of service1941–1945
Rank Fourth Marine Division [1]
Battles/wars World War II [1]
Battle of Saipan [1]
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of Tinian [1]
Awards

Navy and Marine Corps Medal ribbon.svg Navy & Marine Corps Medal
American Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg American Defense Service
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign

World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory

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. [2] He was the father of Massachusetts state Senator Thomas M. McGee. [3]

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McGee died on December 21, 2012 [4] in a hospice facility in Danvers, Massachusetts, of complications from Alzheimer's. [1]

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Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, located on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts. The suburb is a short ride from Boston and is also easy to get to the beaches in Gloucester. Originally known as Salem Village, the town is most widely known for its association with the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was also the site of Danvers State Hospital and for Liberty Tree Mall. As of 2014, the town's population was approximately 27,000.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Lawrence, J.M. (January 1, 2013), Thomas McGee, 88, House speaker for longest period in state history, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Globe, p. Obituary.
  2. Edward B. O'Neill and Robert E. MacQueen. 1989–1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  3. McNamara, Eileen (January 31, 2001). "A lawmaker learned well." The Boston Globe .
  4. "The Daily Item: Former Mass. Speaker Thomas McGee dead at 88". Itemlive.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
David M. Bartley
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1969 1975
Succeeded by
William Q. MacLean, Jr.
Preceded by
David M. Bartley
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1975 1984
Succeeded by
George Keverian