John A. Volpe

American politician (1908-1994)

John Anthony Volpe (/ˈvlpi/; December 8, 1908 – November 11, 1994) was an American politician. He served as the 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts. He also served as the United States Secretary of Transportation from 1969 to 1973 and an ambassador to Italy from 1973 to 1977.

John A. Volpe
Volpe as Transportation Secretary
2nd United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 22, 1969 – February 2, 1973
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Preceded byAlan S. Boyd
Succeeded byClaude S. Brinegar
61st & 63rd Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1961 – January 3, 1963
January 7, 1965 – January 22, 1969
LieutenantEdward F. McLaughlin, Jr.
Elliot Richardson
Francis W. Sargent
Preceded byFoster Furcolo
Endicott Peabody
Succeeded byEndicott Peabody
Francis W. Sargent
United States Ambassador to Italy
United StatesItaly
In office
March 6, 1973 – January 24, 1977
Preceded byGraham Martin
Succeeded byRichard N. Gardner
Personal details
John Anthony Volpe

(1908-12-08)December 8, 1908
Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
DiedNovember 11, 1994(1994-11-11) (aged 85)
Nahant, Massachusetts, United States
Resting placeForest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennie Volpe
ChildrenJohn Anthony Volpe Jr.
Loretta Jean Volpe Rotondi
ResidenceWakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Alma materWentworth Institute of Technology
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
UnitSeabees Instructor

Volpe died in Nahant, Massachusetts on November 11, 1994, at the age of 85. Volpe was buried at the Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

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