James P. McGovern is a Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 20, 1959.
He received his B.A. from American University in 1981, and his M.P.A. from American University in 1984.
He was on the presidential campaign staff of United States Senator George McGovern of South Dakota in 1984, and served on the staff of United States Representative Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts from 1982-1996.
He was elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).