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Joseph P. Kolter
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byCharles F. Dougherty
Succeeded byRon Klink
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1982
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byBarry L. Alderette
Personal details
Born(1926-09-03)September 3, 1926
McDonald, Ohio, U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 2019(2019-09-08) (aged 93)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materGeneva College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1944–1947

Joseph Paul "Joe" Kolter (September 3, 1926 – September 8, 2019) was an American politician and convicted fraudster. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania serving from 1969 to 1982.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th and to the four succeeding Congresses serving from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1993. He was defeated in the 1992 Democratic primary by Ron Klink.

Kolter was implicated in the Congressional Post Office scandal, that also involved Illinois Congressman Dan Rostenkowski. He was indicted and sentenced to 6 months in prison.[1]

Kolter died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2019 at the age of 93.[2]


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