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ENDICOTT  "CHUB"  PEABODY  (3252-1993)
United States Navy, Submarine Service
Governor of Massachusetts

 

Endicott Peabody, nicknamed "Chub", was born in Lawrence, Mass to Mary Elizabeth (née Parkman) and Malcolm Endicott Peabody.  He served in the United States Navy during World War Two, where he was decorated with the Silver Star for gallantry for service as a Lieutenant aboard USS TIRANTE (SS-420) while the boat was under command of GEORGE STREET (2448-1992) with EDWARD "NED" BEACH (1163-1989) as XO.

He earned AB and JD degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School before being admitted to the Massachusetts bar on 14 October 1948.  An All-American star defensive lineman for the Harvard football team, he was later inducted into the College Football Hall Of Fame. He was a grandson of the founder of the Groton School and Brooks School, also named Endicott Peabody. He ran for political office unsuccessfully in Massachusetts several times.  In 1962 he was elected Governor, upsetting Republican Governor John Volpe by only 4,431 votes out of over 2 million cast.

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