Recipient of the Purple Heart medal
Torbert Hart Macdonald, nicknamed Torby, was a politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. Macdonald was born in Everett, Massachusetts in 1917 and grew up in Malden, Massachusetts. After several years in public school, he entered Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Macdonald attended Harvard University, where he was captain of the football team and the roommate of John F. Kennedy.