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John McCormack
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45th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Carl Albert
Leader of the
House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Carl Albert
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 10, 1962
Deputy Carl Albert
Preceded by Charles A. Halleck
Succeeded by Carl Albert
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Deputy Percy Priest
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Charles A. Halleck
In office
September 16, 1940 – January 3, 1947
Deputy Patrick J. Boland
Robert Ramspeck
John Sparkman
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Charles A. Halleck
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Leader Sam Rayburn
Preceded by Leslie C. Arends
Succeeded by Leslie C. Arends
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Leader Sam Rayburn
Preceded by Leslie C. Arends
Succeeded by Leslie C. Arends
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
November 6, 1928 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by James A. Gallivan (12th)
Hastings Keith (9th)
Succeeded by Hastings Keith (12th)
Louise Day Hicks (9th)
Constituency 12th district (1928–63)
9th district (1963–71)
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 3rd Suffolk District
In office
1923–1928
Preceded by William H. McDonnell
Succeeded by Henry Parkman Jr.
Personal details
Born (1891-12-21)December 21, 1891
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died November 22, 1980(1980-11-22) (aged 88)
Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting place Saint Joseph Cemetery
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harriet Joyce (1920–1971)
Relatives Edward J. McCormack Jr. (nephew)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1918
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit 14th Company, 151st Depot Brigade
Infantry Replacement Center, Camp Lee, Virginia
Battles/wars World War I

John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 – November 22, 1980) was an American politician and lawyer. He was a Democrat. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1928 through 1971. He was the 45th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1962 until his 1971 retirement.

McCormack died of pneumonia in a Dedham, Massachusetts nursing home on November 22, 1980 at the age of 88.


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