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John A. Volpe

John A. VolpeAKA John Anthony Volpe

Born: 8-Dec-1908
Birthplace: Wakefield, MA
Died: 11-Sep-1994
Location of death: Nahant, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Twice Governor of Massachusetts

Military service: US Navy (Training officer, Seabees, 1942-46)

Father: Vito Volpe (Italian immigrant)
Mother: Filomena (Italian immigrant)
Wife: Giovaninna Benedetto ("Jennie", m. 18-Jun-1934, two children)
Son: John Volpe, Jr.
Daughter: Loretta Jean Rotondi

    University: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

    US Ambassador to Italy (1973-77)
    US Secretary of Transportation (1969-73)
    Governor of Massachusetts (1965-69)
    Governor of Massachusetts (1961-63)
    Federal Highway Administration Federal Highway Administrator (1956-57)
    Massachusetts State Official Commissioner of Public Works (1953-56)
    Associated General Contractors of America President (1960s)
    Knights of Columbus
    Knights of Malta
    Sons of Italy
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    Italian Ancestry


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