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Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Massachusetts, April 25, 1891; was graduated from Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts, in 1908, from Harvard University in 1912, and from the law department of the same university in 1916; assistant private secretary to the Governor General of the Philippine Islands in 1913; admitted to the bar in 1916 and commenced practice in Boston, Massachusetts; during the First World War served overseas as Captain, Battery E, and as commanding officer, First Battalion, Three Hundred and Third Field Artillery, Seventy-sixth Division, 1917-1919; legal adviser to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in charge of foreign loans and railway payments, and secretary of the World War Debt Commission 1922-1924; assistant to the agent general for reparation payments, Berlin, Germany, 1924-1927; general counsel and Paris representative for organizations created under the Dawes plan in 1927 and 1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Louis A. Frothingham; reelected to the Seventy-first and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1928, until his resignation November 13, 1958; was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; United States Ambassador to Canada from January 28, 1959, until his death in Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1960; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
WIGGLESWORTH RITES TODAY
BOSTON, October 23, 1960 – A funeral service will be held tomorrow for Richard B. Wigglesworth, American Ambassador to Canada, who died yesterday in a Boston hospital of a circulatory ailment at the age of 69. Dr. Charles E. Park will officiate at rites in Milton First Parish Church, Unitarian, at 2 P.M. Burial will be at 11 A.M. on Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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