Willfred W. Lufkin

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Willfred Weymouth Lufkin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
November 6, 1917 – June 30, 1921
Preceded by Augustus P. Gardner
Succeeded by Abram Andrew
Personal details
Born (1879-03-10)March 10, 1879
Essex, Massachusetts
Died March 28, 1934(1934-03-28) (aged 55)
Essex, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Georgia Story
Children Willfred Weymouth Lufkin, Jr., Constance G. Lufkin, Edith Lufkin, and Elizabeth Lufkin

Willfred Weymouth Lufkin (March 10, 1879 - March 28, 1934) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Essex on March 10, 1879. He attended public schools. After completing school, he was a newspaper correspondent, and a private secretary to Congressman Augustus P. Gardner. He was a member and chairman of the Essex School Board, and a member of the 1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1919.

Lufkin married Georgia Story, daughter of Arthur and Margie Story.

1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention[edit]

In 1916 the Massachusetts legislature and electorate approved a calling of a Constitutional Convention.[1] In May 1917, Lufkin was elected to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917, representing Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.[2]

Election to Congress[edit]

Lufkin was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Augustus P. Gardner.

Lufkin was reelected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from November 6, 1917, to June 30, 1921, when he resigned to become Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston on July 1, 1921, and served until his retirement in 1933. He was again elected a member of the Essex School Board, and served as Town Moderator of the town meeting in 1925. Lufkin died in Essex on March 28, 1934. His interment was in Essex Cemetery.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1919).
  • Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts p. 324 (1922).

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, pp. 7–8. 
  2. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, p. 8. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus P. Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

November 6, 1917 - June 30, 1921
Succeeded by
Abram Andrew
Preceded by
Edmund Billings
Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston
1921 – 1933
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Maynard