1936 – Born on the 3rd of September in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
1895 – He became the first Democrat to win the seat since it changed from being the 13th District.
1963 – He earned a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from Tufts, University.
1969 – He served two terms as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
1991 – He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
1994 – He is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
2006 – He was one of five members of Congress arrested after protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy over atrocities in the Darfur region.