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John A. Volpe
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Volpe as Transportation Secretary
2nd United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 22, 1969 – February 2, 1973
President Richard M. Nixon
Preceded by Alan S. Boyd
Succeeded by Claude S. Brinegar
61st & 63rd Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1961 – January 3, 1963
January 7, 1965 – January 22, 1969
Lieutenant Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.
Elliot Richardson
Francis W. Sargent
Preceded by Foster Furcolo
Endicott Peabody
Succeeded by Endicott Peabody
Francis W. Sargent
United States Ambassador to Italy
United StatesItaly
In office
March 6, 1973 – January 24, 1977
Preceded by Graham Martin
Succeeded by Richard N. Gardner
Personal details
Born
John Anthony Volpe

(1908-12-08)December 8, 1908
Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Died November 11, 1994(1994-11-11) (aged 85)
Nahant, Massachusetts, United States
Resting place Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennie Volpe
Children John Anthony Volpe Jr.
Loretta Jean Volpe Rotondi
Residence Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Alma mater Wentworth Institute of Technology
Profession Politician
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Unit Seabees Instructor

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.

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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