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Endicott Peabody

Massachusetts politician, football player, United States Navy officer and World War II veteran

Endicott Peabody is ...


Born 15 February 1920 in Lawrence
Died 1 December 1997 in Hollis
Age 77 years, 10 months
Cause leukemia

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation officer, lawyer, American football player and politician
Position held Governor of Massachusetts
Awards Silver Star

About Endicott Peabody

Endicott Peabody was a man of many talents, from his days as a football player to his service in the United States Navy during World War II. Born on February 15, 1920, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Peabody was the son of a prominent family with deep roots in the state's political scene.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1942, Peabody joined the Navy and served as a lieutenant on a destroyer in the Pacific theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in combat, and returned home to Massachusetts after the war to pursue a career in politics.

Peabody was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1947, and later served as the state's lieutenant governor from 1963 to 1965. He was elected governor in 1966, and served two terms in that office before retiring from politics in 1971.

Throughout his career, Peabody was known for his progressive views on civil rights and social justice. He was a vocal supporter of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and worked to improve access to education and healthcare for all Massachusetts residents.

Peabody's legacy as a politician and public servant is still felt in Massachusetts today. He passed away in 1997, but his commitment to social justice and public service continues to inspire a new generation of leaders.


- "Endicott Peabody, 77, Former Governor of Massachusetts," The New York Times, December 2, 1997.

- "Endicott Peabody," Massachusetts Historical Society, accessed August 24, 2021.

- "Endicott Peabody," National Governors Association, accessed August 24, 2021.

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