CURLEY, James Michael, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., November
20, 1874; attended the public schools of Boston; salesman for Logan, Johnston
& Co., a bakers and confectioners supply firm; engaged in the real-estate
and insurance business; member of the Boston common council in 1900-1902;
served in the State house of representatives in 1902-1904; member of the Boston
board of aldermen 1904-1910; member of the Boston City Council in 1910-1912;
elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses and served
from March 4, 1911, until his resignation, effective February 4, 1914, having
been elected mayor of Boston, in which capacity he served from 1914 to 1918;
unsuccessful candidate for re-election to mayor of Boston in 1917; unsuccessful
candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States House of
Representatives in 1918; president of Hibernia Savings Bank, Boston, Mass.;
again served as mayor, 1922-1926 and 1930-1934; unssuccessful candidate for
Governor of Massachusetts in 1924; Governor of Massachusetts 1935-1937;
unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1936;
unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Boston in 1937 and again in 1941; member of
the Democratic National Committee in 1941 and 1942; elected to the
Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947);
was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; again elected mayor of Boston on
November 6, 1945, and served until January 1950; unsuccessful candidate for
re-election for mayor of Boston in 1949; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of
Boston in 1951 and 1955; appointed a member of the State Labor Relations
Commission in 1957; died in Boston, Mass., November 12, 1958; interment in Old
Bibliography Beatty, Jack.
The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley.
Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1993; Curley, James Michael.
Id Do It Again; A Record of All My Uproarious Years.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1957. Reprint, New York: Arno Press,