John Joseph Moakley was an American politician who served as the United States representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district from 1973 until his death in 2001. Moakley won the seat from incumbent Louise Day Hicks in a 1972 rematch; the seat had been held two years earlier by the retiring Speaker of the House John William McCormack. Moakley was the last Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Rules before Republicans took control of the chamber in 1995. He is the namesake of Joe Moakley Park in Boston, Massachusetts which was renamed in his honor in 2001 after his death. Wikipedia*
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Joe Moakley has 495 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1979 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 49 videos. Most appearances with Ted Kennedy (8), John F. Kerry (5), Tom Foley (4). Most common tags: House of Representatives, Federal Courts, Legislative Branch.