SNOWE, Olympia Jean, a Senator and a Representative from Maine; born Olympia Jean
Boucles, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, February 21, 1947; attended St.
Basils Academy, Garrison, N.Y. 1962; graduated from Edward Little High School,
Auburn Maine 1965; B.A., University of Maine, Orono 1969; businesswoman;
district office manager for Representative William S. Cohen; Auburn board of
voter registration 1971-1973; served in Maine house of representatives
1973-1976; served in Maine State senate 1976-1978; delegate, Maine State
Republican convention 1976; delegate, Republican National Convention 1976;
elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the seven succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for
reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the
United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and again in 2006, and served
from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2013; chair, Committee on Small Business
and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was
not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012.