John A. Thayer

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John Alden Thayer
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John Alden Thayer circa 1912[1]
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Charles G. Washburn
Succeeded by William Wilder
Personal details
Born December 22, 1857
Worcester, Massachusetts
Died July 31, 1917 (1917-08-01) (aged 59)[2]
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Harvard College, 1879; Columbia Law School 1889[3]
Profession Attorney[3]

John Alden Thayer (December 22, 1857 – July 31, 1917) was a Representative from Massachusetts.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the son of Eli Thayer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1879. He studied law at Columbia Law School in New York City. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and was a clerk of the central district court of Worcester from 1892 to 1897.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1913. He failed reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912. In 1915, he was appointed postmaster of Worcester, and served until his death.

Hospitilazation and Death[edit]

In mid July 1917 Thayer was admitted into the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston where he died on July 31, 1917.[2]


  1. ^ Who's who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1912, p. 27. 
  2. ^ a b c John Alden Thayer of Worcester Dead; Postmaster Passes Away in Boston Hospital Third District Elected Him to Congress in 1910 (aged 59), Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, August 1, 1917, p. 14.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ a b Who's who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1912, p. 27. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles G. Washburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Succeeded by
William H. Wilder