Historical records matching Oliver P. Bolton
About Oliver P. Bolton
Oliver Payne Bolton (February 22, 1917 – December 13, 1972) was an American politician of the Republican party who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1953–1957 and from 1963-1965. He was the son of long-serving Representative Frances P. Bolton (R-Ohio), who represented a district including the eastern Cleveland suburbs from 1940–1969, and Representative Chester Castle Bolton (R-Ohio), who preceded his wife in the House of Representatives from 1929-1939. Of the three Boltons, Frances Payne Bolton is generally considered the most distinguished in her service.
Life and career
Bolton was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 22, 1917. His great-grandfather was Henry B. Payne. He graduated from Milton, Massachusetts Academy in 1935, and Harvard University in 1939 and Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1947. He was admitted to the bar in 1947, and began practice in Cleveland.
Bolton was a member of the 170th Cavalry, Ohio National Guard 1939-1941. He spent five years in active service, 1941-1946, including one year in the Pacific Theater of Operations in the United States Marine Corps' V Amphibious Corps.
Bolton was chairman of Ohio Young Republicans 1948 and 1949. He was Young Republicans national committeeman from Ohio 1950 and 1951. From 1952 to 1963 he published the Lake County The News-Herald (Ohio) and Dover, Ohio Daily Reporter.
Bolton was elected as a Republican to the 83rd and 84th United States Congresses, (January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1957), and was not a candidate in 1956 for nomination to the 85th.
Bolton was Director of Commerce for the state of Ohio February 4, 1957 - August 2, 1957. He was elected to the 88th Congress, (January 3, 1963 - January 5, 1965), and was unsuccessful at re-election in 1964. He was a partner in Prescott, Merrill, Turben & Co., investment bankers, 1965-1972. He died December 13, 1972 at Palm Beach, Florida, and was buried at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland.