Peter Francis TAGUE, Congress, MA (1871-1941)


TAGUE, Peter Francis, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., June 4, 1871; attended the public schools; engaged in the blacksmith and contractor supply business and later in the manufacture of chemicals; member of the Boston Common Council 1894-1896; member of the State house of representatives in 1897 and 1898 and in 1913 and 1914; served in the State senate in 1899 and 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); successfully contested the election of John F. Fitzgerald to the Sixty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1917; elected to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses and served from October 23, 1919, to March 3, 1925; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed the manufacture of chemicals in Boston, Mass.; appointed assessor of Boston in 1930; chairman of the election commission of Boston in 1930; appointed postmaster in 1936 and served until his death in Boston, Mass., September 17, 1941; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.

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