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Massachusetts House of Representatives
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. It is comprised of 160 representatives elected throughout the Commonwealth.
Historically, representatives were apportioned by community. For the first 150 persons, one representative was granted, and this ratio increased as the population of the town increased. This was ultimately changed to its current regional population system in the 20th century.
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