FURCOLO, John Foster (1911-1995)

FURCOLO, JOHN FOSTER, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Haven, Conn., July 29, 1911; graduated from New Haven High School, New Haven, Conn.; graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1933; LL.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Navy; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-September 30, 1952); Massachusetts state treasurer, 1952-1954; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1954; governor of Massachusetts, January 3, 1957-January 5, 1961; assistant district attorney, Middlesex County, Mass., 1967; chairman, United States Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Narcotics, 1969; administrative law judge, United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1975-1989; died on July 5, 1995, in Cambridge, Mass.; interment in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.

State Library of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Papers: 1942-1995, 2 boxes and 2 phase boxes.
The collection of John Foster Furcolo contains a small amount of correspondence, published material by and about John Foster Furcolo, campaign literature, memorabilia and an extensive photograph collection. Also included is material relating to the establishment of the community college system in Massachusetts. An unpublished guide is available in the library.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film reels: 1958, 1 commercial on 1 film reel.
The commercial was used during John Foster Furcolo's campaign for the 1958 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts, Democratic Party.