John Olver

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John Olver
U.S. Representative – MA-01
Image:Rep. John Olver.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

June 4, 1991

Preceded by Silvio Conte
Born September 3, 1936
Spouse Rose Olver

Congressman John W. Olver, Democrat, represents the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts.


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Representative Olver was born on September 3, 1936, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where he grew up on a farm with his brother and sister. [1]

Rep. Olver earned his B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his M.A. from Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [2]

Prior to his tenure in the Massachusetts State House, Olver was a chemistry professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. [3]

Rep. Olver's public service career began in 1969 in the Massachusetts State House representing a section of Hampshire County. Beginning in 1973, he served 18 years in the Massachusetts State Senate representing portions of Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire Counties. On June 25, 1991, Olver was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives to complete the term of the late Rep. Silvio O. Conte. [4]


  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies



Washington DC Office
1111 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5335
Fax: (202) 226-1224

Holyoke Office
57 Suffolk Street
Suite 310
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 532-7010
Fax: (413)-532-6543

Berkshire County Office
78 Center Street
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Phone: (413) 442-0946
Fax: (413) 443-2792

Fitchburg Office
463 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: (978) 342-8722
Fax: (978) 343-8156

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