Boland was born in Springfield, Mass. He attended Boston College Law School and from 1935 to 1941 served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. From 1952 to 1988 he was a member of the United States House of Representatives. Boland served on a number of Committees while in Congress and authored the "Boland Ammendments," which limited American government aid to the Nicaraguan Contra Rebels.
From the description of Edward P. Boland Papers, 1952-1988. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 38038272