BOLTON, Oliver Payne, (1917 - 1972)


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BOLTON, Oliver Payne, (son of Chester Castle Bolton and Frances Payne Bolton and great-grandson of Henry B. Payne), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, February 22, 1917; graduated from Milton (Mass.) Academy in 1935, Harvard College in 1939, and Western Reserve University Law School in 1947; was admitted to the bar in 1947 and began practice in Cleveland, Ohio; member of the One Hundred and Seventieth Cavalry, Ohio National Guard, 1939-1941; spent five years in the service 1941-1946, one of which was in the Pacific Theater on the staff of C-2 section of Fifth Amphibious Corps; chairman of Ohio Young Republicans in 1948 and 1949; Young Republicans national committeeman from Ohio in 1950 and 1951; publisher of Lake County News Herald, Willoughby, Ohio, and the Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, 1952-1963; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; director of commerce, State of Ohio, from February 4 to August 2, 1957; elected to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; partner, Prescott, Merrill, Turben & Co., investment bankers, 1965-1972; died December 13, 1972, in Palm Beach, Fla.; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.