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John W. Olver

Latest Office Held:
US House, MA
Latest Office Sought:
US House, MA
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.

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Campaign Finance

$5,614,217 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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  • Top Industries

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    91% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

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  • Individuals vs. PACs

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$213,467,447 Allocated

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill. Earmarks from the president's budget proposal are not included.

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View all earmarks data for John W. Olver Sources: OpenSecrets.org