Endicott Peabody

Endicott " Chub " Peabody (* February 15, 1920 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, † December 1, 1997 in Hollis, New Hampshire ) was an American politician and from 1963 to 1965 Governor of Massachusetts.

Early years and political rise

After primary school, Peabody studied at Harvard University and was on the football team for the University to an athletic size; later, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1948 he made his law degree at Harvard. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War, in which he participated as a member of the U.S. Navy.

After the war, he began his political career. Peabody joined the Democratic Party. In 1950 he was one of the regional consultant of price stability Commission. In 1952, he also advised the Commission for the management of smaller defense facilities. Between 1954 and 1956 he served on the senior staff of Governor Christian Herter. In 1960, he was campaign coordinator for John F. Kennedy in the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. After he had already applied several times without success to various government offices in Massachusetts, Endicott Peabody, was elected in 1962 against incumbent John Volpe, the candidate of the Republican Party as the new governor.

Governor of Massachusetts

Peabody took up his new post on January 3, 1963. In his two-year reign of an advisory committee was established, which was concerned with the enforcement of civil rights laws. At that time, some additions have been adopted as the state constitution and made ​​some reforms in the administration. Among other things, the terms of office of the elected government members, including the governors, were uniformly set at four years. The governor primaries of 1964 Peabody lost against his former vice governor Francis X. Bellotti, who in turn was defeated in the actual elections John Volpe.

Further CV

In 1966, Peabody ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate. In 1972 he competed within his party unsuccessfully for the nomination for the office of U.S. Vice President. In 1983 he moved to Hollis in New Hampshire, where he competed in the episode unsuccessfully for political offices at various levels. Endicott Peabody died in December 1997., With his wife Barbara Gibbons he had three children. He was a descendant of John Endecott, who was 1629-1665 multiple governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.