McEttrick was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, he graduated from the Washington Grammar and the Roxbury Latin Schools.
He became a journalist. He served as assistant assessor of Boston in 1884. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1885-1891 and chairman of the Democratic members of the house. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1892.
Mcettrick was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.
1892 and 1894
In 1892 and 1894 McEttrick ran for Congress as an independent Democratic for Congress in Massachusetts 10th Congressional District.
He won in 1892 and lost in 1894.
Return to State office
Massachusetts House of Representatives
McEttrick was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1906, 1907, and 1913.
McEttrick served in the State Senate in 1908 representing the Fourth Suffolk District.
McEttrick engaged in the real estate business in Boston, Massachusetts, until his death there on December 31, 1921. McEttrick was interred in Calvary Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Michael J. McEttrick (id: M000430)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- ONLY ONE OUT OF THIRTEEN; MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS NOT HOPEFUL OF SUCCESS. Possibly They May Elect Congressmen in the Fifth and Tenth Districts, but Only the Ninth Can Be Counted on as Certain -- The Republican Delegation Will Be Practically the Same as at Present -- John Simpkins in the Thirteenth., New York, NY: The New York Times Company, October 29, 1894, p. 9
- FIGHTING 10TH. District Captured by the Republicans. Atwood Leads in the Exciting Race. Elected to Congress Beyond Doubt. McEttrick Second and 1029 Behind. But He Led McNary by No Less Than 1655 Votes. Fitzgerald in 9th Defeats Jesse M. Gove. Both Cronan and Coakley Left Out in the Cold. FITZGERALED'S FIGHT. How He Defeated Jesse Gove in the 9th Congressional District. FULLER THE VICTOR. He Defeats Both Cronan and Coakley for the Senate., Boston, MA: Boston Daily Globe, November 7, 1894, p. 1
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Joseph H. Walker
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Harrison H. Atwood