Henry Converse Atwill

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Henry Converse Atwill
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Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Thomas J. Boynton
Succeeded by J. Weston Allen
Personal details
Born March 11, 1872
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died November 1, 1936(1936-11-01) (aged 64)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Boston University School of Law [1]
Profession Lawyer

Henry Converse Atwill was an American politician who served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1915 to 1919. He was born in Lynn in 1872.[1]

Atwill served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1896 to 1898 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1899 to 1901. From 1905 to 1910 he was an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. When District Attorney W. Scott Peters retired, Atwill was elected to succeed him.[1] As Essex County DA, Atwill oversaw the prosecution of Joseph James Ettor, Arturo Giovannitti, and Joseph Caruso for the murder of Anna Lopizzo during the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike.[2]

Atwill was elected Attorney General in 1914. He resigned in 1919 and Henry A. Wyman completed his term.[3] He died November 1, 1936.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Public Officials of Massachusetts. The Boston Review. 
  2. ^ "HEARD GUN TALK BY ETTOR.; Reporters Testify to Incendiary Speeches of Lawrence Strike Leader.". New York Times. February 10, 1912. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Bostonia". 19-21: 72. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  4. ^ Essex Institute; Peabody & Essex Museum (1939). Essex Institute Historical Collections. 75. Essex Institute Press. ISSN 0014-0953. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Boynton
Attorney General of Massachusetts
1915 - 1919
Succeeded by
J. Weston Allen