COOLIDGE, Marcus Allen, (1865 - 1947)

Senate Years of Service: 1931-1937
Party: Democrat

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COOLIDGE, Marcus Allen, (son of Frederick Spaulding Coolidge), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Westminster, Worcester County, Mass., October 6, 1865; attended the public schools and Bryant & Stratton Commercial College at Boston, Mass.; employed by his father in the manufacture of chairs and rattan; moved to Fitchburg, Mass., in 1895; engaged in the contracting business, building street railways, water works, and bridges 1883-1905, and in the manufacture of machine tools in 1905; mayor of Fitchburg 1916; appointed in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson as special envoy to Poland representing the Peace Commission; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1920; trustee and president of Cushing Academy at Ashburnham, Mass.; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1931, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; chairman, Committee on Immigration (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses); resumed his former business pursuits and resided in Fitchburg, Mass.; died at Miami Beach, Fla., January 23, 1947; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westminster, Mass.