William Henry MOODY, Congress, MA (1853-1917)


MOODY, William Henry, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Newbury, Mass., December 23, 1853; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1872 and from Harvard University in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and practiced in Haverhill, Mass.; city solicitor 1888-1890; district attorney for the eastern district of Massachusetts 1890-1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Cogswell; reelected to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from November 5, 1895, until his resignation May 1, 1902; appointed Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President Theodore Roosevelt and served from May 1, 1902, until July 1, 1904; Attorney General of the United States July 1, 1904, to December 12, 1906; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States December 3, 1906, and served from December 16, 1906, until his retirement by special act of Congress approved June 23, 1910, on account of ill health; died in Haverhill, Mass., July 2, 1917; interment in Byfield Cemetery, Georgetown, Mass.


McDonough, Judith Rene. âWilliam Henry Moody.â Ph.D. diss., Auburn University, 1983.

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