Laurence Curtis (September
3, 1893 – July 11, 1989) was a United States Representative
from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. He graduated from Groton School in 1912 and from Harvard
University in 1916.
He served in the Foreign Diplomatic
Service. During the World War
I, he entered the United States
Navy and after a training crash, resulting in the loss of a
leg, served out the rest of the war as a ground officer in Pensacola,
He was awarded the Silver Star
for war services.
returned to Harvard Law
School and graduated in 1921.
He was admitted to
the Massachusetts bar the same year and commenced practice in
was secretary to United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes,
He served as assistant United States attorney in
Boston, was a member of Boston City
, a member of the Massachusetts House of
, a member of Massachusetts State Senate
, a delegate to Republican National
in 1960, and a past State Commander and National
Senior Vice Commander of the Disabled American Veterans
He was elected as a Republican
Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1953-January 3, 1963). He was not a candidate for renomination in
1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful
candidate for nomination to the United States Senate
. He resumed the
practice of law, was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1968
to the Ninety-first Congress, in 1970 to the Ninety-second
Congress, and for nomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress.
He was a
resident of Newton until his death in Boston on July 11, 1989.