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John William Mccormack

John William Mccormack Biography

Politician


ABOUT
Massachusetts Congressman for over four decades who served as speaker of the House in the 60s. He was a Democrat and served as House Majority Leader three separate times.
BEFORE FAME
Though he had little formal education, quitting after eighth grade, he read law as an office boy and managed to pass the bar at the age of 21.

FAMILY LIFE
His wife Harriet McCormack was a former singer; the couple had no children.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Ted Kennedy defeated McCormack's nephew for a Senate seat, bu McCormack never showed any resentment towards Kennedy.
TRIVIA
A lifelong Democrat, he was a strong supporter of civil-rights laws and welfare programs, and supported the U.S. involvement in Vietnam as it helped to defend the world against communism.

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