Oliver P. Bolton

Oliver P. Bolton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1953  January 3, 1957
Preceded by Walter E. Brehm
Succeeded by David S. Dennison
In office
January 3, 1963  January 3, 1965
Preceded by Robert E. Cook
Succeeded by J. William Stanton
Personal details
Born Oliver Payne Bolton
(1917-02-22)February 22, 1917
Cleveland, Ohio
Died December 13, 1972(1972-12-13) (aged 55)
Palm Beach, Florida
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Political party Republican
Relations Henry B. Payne
Frances P. Bolton
Chester Castle Bolton
Alma mater Harvard University
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1941–1946
Unit V Amphibious Corps
Battles/wars Pacific Theater of World War II
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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.[1]

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 V Amphibious Corps.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]


See also

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter E. Brehm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1957
Succeeded by
David S. Dennison
Preceded by
Robert E. Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
J. William Stanton
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