Olympia Jean Snowe (née Bouchles; born February 21, 1947) is an American businesswoman and politician who was a United States Senator from Maine from 1995 to 2013. Snowe, a member of the Republican Party, became known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters.
Olympia Snowe was born Olympia Jean Bouchles on February 21, 1947, in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of George and Georgia Bouchles. She had one brother, John. The Bouchles operated the State Street Diner, located right down the road from the Maine state house, which was always packed with politicians.
Olympia Snowe, Self: The Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith. Olympia Snowe was born on February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine, USA as Olympia Jean Bouchles. She is an actress, known for The Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith (2011), Miss Representation (2011) and 14 Women (2007). She has been married to John Rettie McKernan Jr. since February 1989. She was previously married to Peter Trafton ...
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Snowe was born in 1947 in Augusta, Maine. After graduating from Edward Little High School in 1965, Snowe went on to earn her B.A. at the University of Maine in 1969. Prior to her political career, Snowe worked as a businesswoman.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Snowe's political career: 1. Maine State House of Representatives, 1973-1976 2. Maine State Senate, 1976-1978 3. U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1995 4. U.S. Senate, 1995-2013
Snowe voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.
Congressional staff salaries
1. 1.1. See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Snowe paid her congressional staff a total of $2,470,674 in 2011. She ranked 22nd on the list of the highest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranked 36th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Maine ranked 41st in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senatecongressional staf...
1. 1.1. See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Snowe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $9,426,053 and $29,270,000. That averages to $19,348,026, which was higher than the average net worth of Republican senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
Note: Please contact us if the personal information below requires an update. Snowe has been married to former Governor of Maine John R. McKernan, Jr., since 1989.
Olympia J. Snowe. Former United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe has been in politics since she was in her early twenties. When she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 31, Snowe became the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman ever elected to Congress. She was also the first woman in American ...
Former United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) served in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2013 and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., serving on the Executive Compensation and Management Development Committee and as Chair of the ...