1936 – Born on the 28th of September in Utica, New York to Elizabeth Monica Champoux and Sherwood Boehlert.
– He graduated from Utica College.
1956-1958 – Served two years in the United States Army.
– Worked as a manager of public relations for Wyandotte Chemical Company.
– Served as Chief of Staff for two upstate Congressmen, Alexander Pirnie and Donald Mitchell.
1979-1983 – Elected the county executive of Oneida County, New York.
1982 – He ran successfully for Congress in the elections.
1983 – Served as Representative from New York.
1995-2000 – Served as the chairman of its Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
2001 – He was made the chairman of House Science Committee.
2003 – Utica Union Station was renamed in the Congressman’s honor.
2006 – Announced that he would not seek a thirteenth term in office.