John W. McCormack

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John W. McCormack
John McCormack in 1963
45th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed Office:
January 10, 1962
PresidentRichard Nixon (1961-1963)
John F. Kennedy (1963)
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district

Assumed Office:
November 6, 1928
Preceded byJames A. Gallivan
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the 3rd Suffolk district
In Office
1923 - 1928
Preceded byWilliam H. McDonnell
Succeeded byHenry Parkman Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts
House of Representatives
from the 11th Suffolk district
In Office
1920 - 1922
Preceded byPatrick M. Costello, Michael J. Reidy
Succeeded byHugh H. Garrity, Walter B. Grant
38th President of the United States
In Office
Kennedy Assassination - January 20, 1965
Vice PresidentNone
Preceded byJohn F. Kennedy
Personal details
Native nameJohn William McCormack
Date of birthDecember 21, 1891
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Age at start70 years old
Nationality American
RolePresident of the US after Kennedy's assassination
Political partyRepublican-Democratic Coalition - (Democrat)
Ideology Liberalism

John William McCormack (born 21 December 1891) is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and one of the Representatives of the state of Massachusetts. McCormack will unexpectedly became the 38th President of the United States after John F. Kennedy's Assassination. Since the 1964 presidential election is only a couple of months away when McCormack became President, his Presidency will be mostly concerned with deciding what is the legacy of the Nixon-Kennedy presidencies.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

America is going through turbulent times, and John William McCormack is a rock of stability amidst the chaos. The sudden and unexpected impeachment of Richard Nixon caused John F. Kennedy to assume office, but the line of command did not end there. Someone had to fill the empty seat left by him, and that someone was the Speaker of the House according to the much-treasured constitution. McCormack himself never had any grand ambitions regarding his future career, but fate takes strange turns sometimes. Luckily, few people are passionate about their vice President. McCormack is perfectly content to stay in the shadows for now, silently performing his duty until he gets replaced by a man the people voted for. This is how he wants history to remember him - not as a grand reformer or a glorious statesman, but as a man who solemnly fulfilled his duty."

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

John William McCormack was born on December 21st 1891 in Boston Massachusetts to a large working class family. Force to work at the young age of 13, due his father leaving his family, McCormack found success both working as an errand boy for brokerage firm and also managing a newspaper delivery route with his brother.

A short time later McCormack would move from being the errand boy for a Brokerage firm to office of attorney William T. Way for a fifty cent wage increase. During this time, McCormack would start to study law under Way and would eventually passed bar exam in 1913 despite not completing high school or college.

As a young lawyer, McCormack would being to enter the world of politics often making speeches to support local Democratic candidates. In May 1917, he represented Suffolk district of Massachusetts at it state constitutional convention.

However before he could began his political career, he enlisted in US Army and began training in June 1918. However he only finished officer training right after the First World War finished, so he did not see any combat. After being discharged from the army, McCormack return to his lawyering career.

Politician[edit | edit source]

In 1920, McCormack won his first election to be state representative. He however soon moved on to be state senator in 1923 and became Democratic floor leader in 1925. In 1926, he made an unsuccessful attempt to run for a position in the US House of Representative. In 1928, he successful ran in a special election to replace the man who beat him in 1926. This victory saw him begin his career in the house which he continues to today.

After a long political career, John McCormack has recently seen a major change as was elected to replace the recently deceased Sam Rayburn as House Speaker.