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Henry Converse Atwill

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Henry Converse Atwill

Henry Converse Atwill
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Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Thomas J. Boynton
Succeeded by J. Weston Allen
Personal details
Born March 11, 1872
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died November 1, 1936(1936-11-01) (aged 64)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Boston University School of Law [1]
Profession Lawyer

Henry Converse Atwill was an American politician who served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1915 to 1919. He was born in Lynn in 1872.[1]

Atwill served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1896 to 1898 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1899 to 1901. From 1905 to 1910 he was an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. When District Attorney W. Scott Peters retired, Atwill was elected to succeed him.[1] As Essex County DA, Atwill oversaw the prosecution of Joseph James Ettor, Arturo Giovannitti, and Giuseppe Caruso for the murder of Anna Lopizzo during the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike.[2]

Atwill was elected Attorney General in 1914. He resigned in 1919 and Henry A. Wyman completed his term.[3] He died November 1, 1936.[4]


Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Boynton
Attorney General of Massachusetts
1915 - 1919
Succeeded by
J. Weston Allen
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