John Kemble TARBOX, Congress, MA (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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present