CONTE, Silvio Ottavio, (1921 - 1991)


Photograph, c. 1975, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CONTE, Silvio Ottavio, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., November 9, 1921; graduated from Pittsfield Vocational High School, Pittsfield, Mass., 1940; graduated from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; LL.B., Boston College Law School, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1949; machinist; lawyer, private practice; United States Navy, 1942-1944; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1951-1958; parliamentarian, Republican State conventions, 1956 and 1958; delegate to Republican National Conventions, 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-February 8, 1991); died on February 8, 1991, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pittsfield Mass.


Bibliography

Lynch, Peter E. Silvio: Congressman for Everyone: A Biographical Portrait of Silvio O. Conte. Santa Fe, N.M.: Sunstone Press, 1997.