John W. Olver

John Walter Olver was the U.S. Representative for MA-1, serving from 1991 to 2013. Raised on a farm in Pennsylvania, Olver graduated from college at the age of 18 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later taught chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for eight years. Wikipedia*

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John W. Olver has 340 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 57 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 8,002 views per program. Most appearances with David E. Bonior (4), Marcy Kaptur (3), Edward J. Markey (2).

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U.S. Representative, D-MA 1st June 18, 1991 - January 3, 2013 Videos: 340

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