TARBOX, John Kemble (1838-1887)

TARBOX, JOHN KEMBLE, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Methuen, near Lawrence, Mass., May 6, 1838; pursued classical studies; engaged in newspaper work; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and practiced; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as first lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; member of the State house of representatives in 1868, 1870, and 1871; served in the State senate in 1872; mayor of Lawrence in 1873 and 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; city solicitor of Lawrence, Mass., in 1882 and 1883; State insurance commissioner 1884-1887; died in Boston, Mass., May 28, 1887; interment in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.

Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Autograph File, Q; 1728-1990, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include John K. Tarbox.

Papers: In the Francis William Bird Papers, 1809-1894, 2 linear feet.
Correspondents include John K. Tarbox.