Joe Moakley

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.

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U.S. Representative, D-MA 9th January 3, 1973 - May 28, 2001 Videos: 492

Recent Appearances

  • Representative Moakley Funeral Service

    Representative Moakley Funeral Service

    Dignitaries gathered to pay tribute to the life and career of Representative Moakley. Guests included President Bush,…

  • House Session

    House Session

    Bills Introduced: 104 public bills, H.R. 1387-1490; and 14 resolutions, H.J. Res. 43-44; H. Con. Res. 97-104, and H. Res. 114-117,…

  • Boston Courthouse Naming News Conference

    Boston Courthouse Naming News Conference

    Following a bill signing ceremony naming a federal courthouse in Boston after Representative Moakley, members answered…

  • Boston Courthouse Naming

    Boston Courthouse Naming

    President Bush signed a bill naming the federal courthouse in Boston after Representative Moakley. Representative Moakley…

  • House Session

    House Session

    Bills Introduced: 37 public bills, H.R. 936-972; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 57-59, and H. Res. 85-86 were introduced. Pages H825-27…

  • Life and Career of Joseph Moakley

    Life and Career of Joseph Moakley

    Last month Representative Joe Moakley announced his retirement at the end of his term in 2002, after being diagnosed with leukemia. He…

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