John Davoren

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John Francis Xavier Davoren
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24th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
In office
1967–1974
Preceded by Kevin H. White
Succeeded by Paul H. Guzzi
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1964–1967
Preceded by John F. Thompson
Succeeded by Robert H. Quinn
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1962–1964
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
9th Worcester District
In office
1955–1967
Personal details
Born July 27, 1915
Milford, Massachusetts[1]
Died August 24, 1997(1997-08-24) (aged 82)
Dennis, Massachusetts[2]
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Milford, Massachusetts
Dennis, Massachusetts
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
Profession Public relations and sales
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War II

John Francis Xavier "Jack" Davoren (July 27, 1915 – August 24, 1997) was a U.S. politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1955–1967 and Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1967–1974. While in the house, he served as the House Majority Leader from 1962–1964 and Speaker from 1964 to 1967. Davoren left the House of Representatives in 1967 after he was elected Secretary of the Commonwealth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irving N. Haden and Lawrence R. Grove. 1959–1960 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ "Obituary; John F.X. Davoren, ex-Bay State legislator". Boston Herald. August 26, 1997. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin H. White
24th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
1967–1974
Succeeded by
Paul H. Guzzi
Preceded by
John F. Thompson
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1964–1967
Succeeded by
Robert H. Quinn