SHANNON, James Michael (1952-)

SHANNON, JAMES MICHAEL, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Methuen, Essex County, Mass., April 4, 1952; attended parochial school in Lawrence; graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, 1969; B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1973; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1975; admitted to the Massachusetts bar, 1975, Washington, D.C., bar, 1976, and commenced practice in Lawrence, Mass., in 1976; aide to United States Representative Michael Harrington and intern to United States Representative F. Bradford Morse; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the Ninety-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; elected attorney general of Massachusetts in 1986 for the four-year term beginning in 1987; is a resident of Lawrence, Mass.

Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence, MA
Papers: In the White Fund Records, 1872-2007, 0.2 linear foot.
Correspondents include James Shannon, Massachusetts Attorney General, concerning the White Fund paintings (1988).


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1990, 7 commercials on 3 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during James Michael Shannon's campaigns for the 1984 U.S. senatorial and the 1990 state attorney general elections in Massachusetts, Democratic Party.