Thomas W. McGee

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Thomas William McGee
Thomas W. McGee.jpg
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1975–1984
Preceded by David M. Bartley
Succeeded by George Keverian
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1969–1975
Preceded by David M. Bartley
Succeeded by William Q. MacLean, Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1963–1991
Preceded by George J. O'Shea, Jr.
Succeeded by Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
Member of the
Lynn
City Council[1]
In office
1956–1963
Personal details
Born (1924-05-24)May 24, 1924
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died December 21, 2012(2012-12-21) (aged 88)
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting place Pine Grove Cemetery Lynn, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ann Sorrenti, div.[1] Grace Hogan[1]
Residence Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater
Profession Politician[1]
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America[1]
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps[1]
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank Fourth Marine Division[1]
Battles/wars World War II[1]
Battle of Saipan[1]
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of Tinian[1]
Awards

Navy and Marine Corps Medal ribbon.svg Navy & Marine Corps Medal
American Defense Service ribbon.svg American Defense Service
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign

World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory

Thomas William McGee (May 24, 1924 – December 21, 2012) was an American politician who served as a member of the Lynn, Massachusetts City Council (1956–1963) and Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1963–1991), serving as its Speaker from 1975 to 1984.[2] He was the father of Massachusetts state Senator Thomas M. McGee.[3]

McGee died on December 21, 2012[4] in a hospice facility in Danvers, Massachusetts, of complications from Alzheimer’s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Lawrence, J.M. (January 1, 2013), Thomas McGee, 88, House speaker for longest period in state history, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Globe, p. Obituary. 
  2. ^ Edward B. O'Neill and Robert E. MacQueen. 1989-1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  3. ^ McNamara, Eileen (January 31, 2001). "A lawmaker learned well." The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ "The Daily Item: Former Mass. Speaker Thomas McGee dead at 88". Itemlive.com. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
David M. Bartley
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1969 – 1975
Succeeded by
William Q. MacLean, Jr.
Preceded by
David M. Bartley
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1975 – 1984
Succeeded by
George Keverian