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Angier Goodwin

Updated: 2017-04-26T17:21Z
Angier Louis Goodwin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byArthur Daniel Healey
Succeeded byTorbert Macdonald
President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded byJoseph R. Cotton
Succeeded byJarvis Hunt
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
4th Middlesex District[1]
In office
1929[1] – 1941
Preceded byAlvin E. Bliss
Succeeded bySumner G. Whittier
Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts
In office
1921 – January 2, 1923
Succeeded byPaul H. Provandle
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
22nd Middlesex District[2]
In office
1925[1][2] – 1928[1][1]
Succeeded byMary Livermore Barrows[3]
Personal details
BornJanuary 30, 1881
Fairfield, Maine
DiedJune 20, 1975 (aged 94)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materColby College
Harvard Law School

Angier Louis Goodwin (January 30, 1881 – June 20, 1975) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

He graduated from Colby College in 1902, and attended Harvard Law School three years later. He was admitted to the Maine bar that same year, the Massachusetts bar in the next, and practiced law in Boston.

He became a member of the Melrose, Massachusetts Board of Aldermen in 1912, and continued until 1914. He rejoined in 1916, and stayed for four more years. He served as president in 1920. He was the mayor of Melrose from 1921 to 1923. He became a member of the Massachusetts State Guard and legal adviser to aid draft registrants during the First World War. He was member of the Planning Board and chairman of the Board of Appeal in Melrose between 1923 and 1925. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1925 to 1928.

He was a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1929 to 1941, and served as President of the Massachusetts Senate in his last year. He was chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Participation in New York World’s Fair, in 1939 and 1940, and chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Administration and Finance in 1942. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1955).

He failed reelection in 1954. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Tax Appeals from 1955 to 1960.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Howard, Richard T. (1933), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1933-1934, Boston, MA: Boston Review, p. 49. 
  2. ^ a b Howard, Richard T. (1927), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1927-1928, Boston, MA: Boston Review Publicity Service, p. 173. 
  3. ^ Howard, Richard T. (1929), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1929-1930, Boston, MA: Boston Review, p. 92. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts
1921 – January 2, 1923
Succeeded by
Paul H. Provandle
Preceded by
Joseph R. Cotton
President of the Massachusetts Senate
Succeeded by
Jarvis Hunt
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur D. Healey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1955
Succeeded by
Torbert H. Macdonald
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