The late President Bailey Olter was born on March 27, 1932 in Mwoakilloa, Pohnpei. One of the Founding fathers of this nation, he dedicated his life in service to the people of the Federated States of Micronesia. Mr. Olter served as a Micronesian advisor to the US delegation to the United Nations Trusteeship Council in 1965. He represented Pohnpei on the Advisory Board to the High Commissioner and the Council of Micronesia.
The late President Olter was the second Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia. In 1991, he was elected third President of the Federated States of Micronesia, was re-elected for a second term in 1995 and played a very instrumental role in this nation's membership on the United Nations. President Olter has led very illustrious career and he leaves behind an indelible legacy of a founding father who contributed immeasurably in the charting of the present day Federated States of Micronesia.
Mr. Olter also served in various capacities such as the President of the Pohnpei Federation of Cooperative Association, Secretary-Treasurer of the Pohnpei Fishing Cooperative and instructor at the then Pacific Islands Central School.
The late former President is survived by his loving wife, the former first lady, Mrs. Amalia Nanpei Olter and his family, children and grandchildren.