MOAKLEY, John Joseph, (1927 - 2001)


Oil on canvas, G.D. Hoffman, 2001 Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

MOAKLEY, John Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 27, 1927; attended University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 1950-1951; LL.B., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., 1956; United States Navy, 1943-1946; admitted to the Massachusetts bar, 1957; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-1963; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1964-1970; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; Boston, Mass., city council, 1971-1973; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1970; elected as an Independent-Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, but changed party affiliation to Democrat on January 2, 1973; reelected as a Democrat to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-May 28, 2001); chairman, Committee on Rules (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); died on May 28, 2001, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree, Mass.