Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BOLAND, Edward Patrick (1911-2001)

BOLAND, EDWARD PATRICK, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 1, 1911; graduated from Central High School, Springfield, Mass., 1928; attended Bay Path Institute, Longmeadow, Mass.; attended Boston College Law School, Boston, Mass.; United States Army, 1942-1946; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1934-1940; register of deeds for Hampden County, Mass., 1941-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1989); chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-fifth through Ninety-eighth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; died on November 4, 2001, in Springfield, Mass.; interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.

Boston College
John J. Burns Library
Chestnut Hill, MA
Papers: 1952-1988, 205 linear feet.
The papers of Edward Boland contain correspondence, publications, photographs, audio tapes, videocassettes, newspaper clippings and related materials. The papers document Edward Boland's career in Congress and touch upon various events and issues. Much of the material concerns the 2nd congressional district, especially the cities of Springfield and Chicopee. A partial inventory is available in the repository.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Edward P. Boland, Democratic Representative from Massachusetts. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.