Olympia Jean SNOWE, Congress, ME (1947)
Senate Years of Service:1995-2013
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, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2013; chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012.
"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; Snowe, Olympia, et al., Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: William Morrow, 2000; Snowe, Olympia. Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. New York: Weinstein Books, 2013.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present