MACDONALD, Torbert Hart, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Everett, Middlesex
County, Mass., June 6, 1917; attended Malden public schools, Medford High
School, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; was graduated from Harvard
University, B.A., 1940 and from its law school, LL.B., 1946; served in the
United States Navy as a PT boat commander in the Southwest Pacific 1942-1944;
awarded Silver Star Combat Award and Presidential Citation; was admitted to the
bar in 1946 and commenced the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; member of the
National Labor Relations Board for New England area 1948-1952; delegate to the
Democratic National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat
to the Eighty-fourth Congress; reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses and
served from January 3, 1955, until his death, May 21, 1976, in Bethesda, Md.;
interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Torbert H. Macdonald, Democratic
Representative from Massachusetts. Washington, D. C.: Grossman