Laurence Curtis

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Laurence Curtis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Christian Herter
Succeeded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1893-09-03)September 3, 1893
Boston, Massachusetts
Died July 11, 1989(1989-07-11) (aged 95)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helen
Residence Newton, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard Law School
Harvard University
Occupation Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Silver Star

Laurence Curtis (September 3, 1893 – July 11, 1989) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. He graduated from Groton School in 1912 and from Harvard University in 1916. He served in the Foreign Diplomatic Service. During World War I, he entered the United States Navy and after a training crash, resulting in the loss of a leg, served out the rest of the war as a ground officer in Pensacola, Florida. He was awarded the Silver Star for war services.

He returned to Harvard Law School and graduated in 1921. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston. He was secretary to United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. He served as assistant United States attorney in Boston, was a member of Boston City Council, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, a member of Massachusetts State Senate, Massachusetts State Treasurer, a delegate to Republican National Convention in 1960, and a past State Commander and National Senior Vice Commander of the Disabled American Veterans. He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1950.

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate. He resumed the practice of law, was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress, in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress, and for nomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress. He was a resident of Newton until his death in Boston on July 11, 1989.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christian Herter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Preceded by
John E. Hurley
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
January 1947 – January 1949
Succeeded by
John E. Hurley