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John McCormack

1891- 1980

Politician

US political figure John McCormack was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He served as a Democrat in Congress for over 40 years, from 1928 to 1970, and was Speaker of the House from 1962 to 1970.

His skills as a politician and statesman made him an influential figure with respect to committee selection and the shaping of legislation.

In the mid-1960's, McCormack helped pass through the House a large volume of domestic legislation, including the "Great Society" anti-poverty bills.