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Willfred Weymouth Lufkin (March 10, 1879 – March 28, 1934) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Biography

He was born in Essex on March 10, 1879. He attended public schools. After completing school, Lufkin was a newspaper correspondent and a private secretary to Congressman Augustus P. Gardner. He was a member and chairman of the Essex School Board and a member of the 1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1919.

Lufkin married Georgia Story, daughter of Arthur and Margie Story.

1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention

In 1916 the Massachusetts legislature and electorate approved a calling of a Constitutional Convention.[1] In May 1917, Lufkin was elected to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917, representing Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.[2]

Election to Congress

Lufkin was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Augustus P. Gardner.

Lufkin was reelected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from November 6, 1917 to June 30, 1921. He resigned to become Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston on July 1, 1921 and served until his retirement in 1933. He was again elected a member of the Essex School Board and served as Town Moderator of the town meeting in 1925.

Lufkin died in Essex on March 28, 1934. His interment was in Essex Cemetery.

References

  1. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, pp. 7–8
  2. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, p. 8

Bibliography

  • Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1919).
  • Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts p. 324 (1922).

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus P. Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

November 6, 1917 – June 30, 1921
Succeeded by
Abram Andrew
Government offices
Preceded by
Edmund Billings
Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston
1921–1933
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Maynard