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OLVER, John Walter, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Honesdale, Wayne
County, Pa., September 3, 1936; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy,
N.Y., 1955; M.S., Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1956; Ph.D., Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1961; instructor, Franklin Technical
Institute, Joplin, Mo., 1956-1958; Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Mass., 1961-1962; faculty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Mass., 1962-1969; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives,
1969-1972; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1973-1991; elected as a
Democrat to the One Hundred Second Congress, by special election to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Silvio O. Conte,
reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (June 4, 1991-January 3, 2013); was
not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.