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James Ambrose Gallivan was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on October 22, 1866. Gallivan attended the public schools, graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1884 and from Harvard University in 1888. He then engaged in newspaper work. He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. Gallivan served as street commissioner of Boston, and was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Curley. He was reelected to the Sixty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from April 7, 1914, until his death in Arlington on April 3, 1928. His interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.



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