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  Olney, Richard
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NameRichard Olney
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Dedham, Massachusetts , United States
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Born January 05, 1871
DiedJanuary 15, 1939 (68 years)
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Infoa Representative from Massachusetts; born in Milton, Stafford County, N.H., January 5, 1871; attended the public schools and Leicester Academy; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1892; wool merchant; member of the State house of representatives in 1902; chairman of selectmen of Leicester in 1902 and 1903; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1903; member of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage Commission in 1911; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; appointed a member of the World War Foreign Debt Commission in February 1923 and reappointed by President Coolidge in 1925; chairman of the State parole board 1932-1937; chairman of the State Commission of the Necessaries of Life from 1938 until his death at Boston, Mass., on January 15, 1939; interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery, Leicester, Mass.

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  11/02/1920 MA District 14 Lost 36.82% (-23.56%)
  11/05/1918 MA District 14 Won 56.56% (+13.12%)
  11/07/1916 MA District 14 Won 53.17% (+9.81%)
  11/03/1914 MA District 14 Won 36.50% (+1.90%)
  01/14/1913 MA US Senate Lost 0.37% (-58.46%)
  11/03/1903 MA Lt. Governor Lost 38.43% (-12.38%)
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