|Joseph P. Kolter|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Charles F. Dougherty|
|Succeeded by||Ron Klink|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1982
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||Barry L. Alderette|
|Born||September 3, 1926 (age 96)|
|Residence||New Brighton, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Geneva College|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1944–1947|
Joseph Paul "Joe" Kolter (born September 3, 1926) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.
Joe Kolter was born in McDonald, Ohio. He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1947. He was a New Brighton city councilman from 1961 to 1965, and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1969–1982.
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.
During his time in Congress, Kolter was publicly quoted as saying that the Nicaraguan Contras were "controlled by a man named Uno." UNO was the acronym for the Contras' umbrella organization, the United Nicaraguan Opposition (Spanish: Unidad Nicaragüense Oppositora.)
|United States House of Representatives|
Charles F. Dougherty
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
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