McETTRICK, Michael Joseph, (1848 - 1921)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

McETTRICK, Michael Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Roxbury, Norfolk County, Mass., June 22, 1848; was graduated from the Washington Grammar and the Roxbury Latin Schools; became a journalist; assistant assessor of Boston in 1884; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1891 and chairman of the Democratic members of the house; served in the State senate in 1892; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1906, 1907, and 1913; served in the State senate in 1908; engaged in the real estate business in Boston, Mass., until his death there on December 31, 1921; interment in Calvary Cemetery.