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Olympia Jean SNOWE

(1947- )
Senate Years of Service:
1995-
Party:
Republican

SNOWE, Olympia Jean, a Senator and a Representative from Maine; born Olympia Jean Boucles, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, February 21, 1947; attended St. Basil’s Academy, Garrison, N.Y. 1962; graduated from Edward Little High School, Auburn Maine 1965; B.A., University of Maine, Orono 1969; businesswoman; district office manager for Representative William S. Cohen; Auburn board of voter registration 1971-1973; served in Maine house of representatives 1973-1976; served in Maine State senate 1976-1978; delegate, Maine State Republican convention 1976; delegate, Republican National Convention 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

Bibliography

”Olympia Snowe,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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