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  Bertha Sheppard Adkins (1906-1983) — also known as Bertha S. Adkins — of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md. Born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., August 24, 1906. Republican. Dean of Women, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., 1934-42; Dean of Residence, Bradford Junior College, Bradford, Mass., 1942-46; member of Republican National Committee from Maryland, 1948-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956 (speaker), 1960 (alternate). Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Pi Lambda Theta. Died in Oxford, Talbot County, Md., January 14, 1983 (age 76 years, 143 days). Interment at Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury, Md.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edna May (Sheppard) Adkins (1878-1944) and Frederick Paul Adkins; niece of Elijah Dale Adkins; first cousin of Elijah Dale Adkins, Jr. (1915-1982); first cousin once removed of Wallace Henry White and Arthur Percival White; second cousin of Edward Homer White, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Merrill Henry Tilghman.
  Political family: White-Dennis-Adkins family of Maryland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugenie Moore Anderson (1909-1997) — also known as Eugenie Anderson; Helen Eugenie Moore; Mrs. John P. Anderson — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Adair, Adair County, Iowa, May 26, 1909. Democrat. Vice-chair of Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 1946-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1960; member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1948-49; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1949-53; U.S. Minister to Bulgaria, 1962-64. Female. Methodist. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; League of Women Voters; Pi Beta Phi; American Association of University Women. Second female U.S. ambassador. Died in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn., March 31, 1997 (age 87 years, 309 days). Interment at Burnside Cemetery, Near Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ezekiel Arrowsmith Moore and Flora Belle (McMillen) Moore; married, October 26, 1930, to John Pierce Anderson (1909-1997).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Eugenie Anderson: Mary Dupont, Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson
  Gwen Adele Anderson (b. 1930) — also known as Gwen Anderson; Gwen Adele Odegaard — of Kennewick, Benton County, Wash. Born in Lignite, Burke County, N.Dak., June 3, 1930. Republican. Member of Washington Republican State Committee, 1962-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1968, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Washington, 1968-73. Female. Lutheran. Member, Alpha Phi; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of Adolph Odegaard and Beatrice (Shannon) Odegaard; married, June 4, 1951, to Harlan John Anderson.
  Vera Andrus (1896-1976) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Reedsburg, Sauk County, Wis., August 21, 1896. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from St. Clair District, 1961-62. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; American Historical Association. Died in August, 1976 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Andrus and Alice (Barton) Andrus.
  Dorothy Wright Atkinson (b. 1911) — also known as Dorothy W. Atkinson; Dorothy Wright — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., October 31, 1911. Democrat. School teacher; college teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1960. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; League of Women Voters; Urban League; American Association of University Women. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John L. Wright and Letitia (Ferguson) Wright; married, June 23, 1930, to R. R. Atkinson.
  Jean Rae Backus (b. 1923) — also known as Jean Backus; Jean Rae Ettinger; Mrs. Ross Backus — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 24, 1923. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957, 1969; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1969.
  Relatives: Daughter of Glen Lerch Ettinger and Phebe (Wells) Ettinger; married, March 18, 1944, to Ross Allen Backus.
  Betty H. Baker (1919-2011) — also known as Betty Head — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Thomas, Tucker County, W.Va., September 18, 1919. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1965-68; appointed 1965; defeated, 1968. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, Grant County, W.Va., November 12, 2011 (age 92 years, 55 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Davis Baker and Kathryn Agnes (Higgins) Baker; married, February 14, 1944, to Kermit Reed Orders (1921-1944; died in military service in Italy); married, November 22, 1945, to Donald Jefferson Baker (1917-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982) — also known as Margaret Frances Culkin — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Tryon, Polk County, N.C. Born in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., March 18, 1891. Republican. Novelist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 (alternate), 1936. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Elected to Duluth Hall of Fame. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., January 4, 1982 (age 90 years, 292 days). Interment at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) and Hannah Alice (Young) Culkin; married, October 9, 1914, to Archibald Tanner Banning, Jr. (divorced 1929); married 1942 to Leroy Salsich; niece of Francis Dugan Culkin.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Margaret Culkin Banning: The Splendid Torments : A Novel (1976) — Such Interesting People (1979) — The Will of Magda Townsend (1974) — Spellbinders (1922) — Echo Answers (1960) — Country Club People (1923) — The First Woman (1935) — Half Loaves (1921) — Women for Defense (1942) — The Clever Sister (1947) — Conduct Yourself Accordingly (1944) — The Convert (1957) — The Dowry (1955) — Enough to Live On (1940) — Fallen Away (1951) — Festival at the Lakehead (1965) — Give us our years (1950) — A Handmaid of the Lord (1924) — I took my love to the country (1966) — The Iron Will (1936) — Mesabi (1969) — Mixed Marriage (1930) — Money of Her Own (1928) — Out In Society (1940) — The Quality of Mercy : A Novel (1963) — You haven't changed (1937)
  Joanne Kleinhofer Benjamin (b. 1945) — also known as Joanne Kleinhofer — of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., March 20, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; mayor of Los Gatos, Calif., 1984-85, 1988-90. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Junior League. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Daughter of Burkhart A. Kleinhofer and Marie Elizabeth (Liggett) Kleinhofer; married, June 24, 1967, to James Edward Benjamin.
  Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 19, 1870. Democrat. College professor; Texas superintendent of public instruction, 1919-23. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Lambda Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; Delta Kappa Gamma; Order of the Eastern Star; Maccabees. First woman to be elected to statewide office in Texas. Died October 2, 1945 (age 75 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Lindsay Blanton and Eugenia (Webb) Blanton; sister of Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957).
  Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in East Brady, Clarion County, Pa., June 19, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1952; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1955-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1964; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1972-93. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in a retirement home at Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1996 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of George F. Blatt and Clara (Laurent) Blatt.
  Lisa M. Boscola — of Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1995-98; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1996; member of Pennsylvania state senate 18th District, 1999-2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008. Female. Italian ancestry. Member, League of Women Voters; Jaycees; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2008.
  Betty Castor (b. 1941) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Glassboro, Gloucester County, N.J., May 11, 1941. Democrat. Member of Florida state senate, 1977-78, 1983-86 (23rd District 1977-78, 21st District 1983-86); candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978; Florida Commissioner of Education, 1986; President of of the University of South Florida, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004; candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2004. Female. Lutheran. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Sierra Club. Inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1996. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Bowe and Gladys Wright Bowe; married to Samuel P. Bell III (1939-).
  Jean Scott Chace (b. 1945) — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., September 2, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1981-84. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1984.
  Marguerite Stitt Church (1892-1990) — also known as Marguerite S. Church; Marguerite Stitt; Mrs. Ralph E. Church — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1892. Republican. Psychologist; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1951-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964; speaker, 1952, 1960. Female. Methodist. Member, League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma; Zonta; Beta Sigma Phi; American Legion Auxiliary. Died May 26, 1990 (age 97 years, 255 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William James Stitt and Adelaide (Forsythe) Stitt; married, December 21, 1918, to Ralph Edwin Church (1883-1950).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Mary Stallings Coleman (1914-2001) — also known as Mary S. Coleman; Mary Leslie Stallings — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Forney, Kaufman County, Tex., June 24, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1961-72; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1973-82; resigned 1982; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1979-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Junior League; Altrusa; American Legion Auxiliary; American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Omicron Pi. Died, of cancer, in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., November 27, 2001 (age 87 years, 156 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Leslie C. Stallings and Agnes (Huther) Stallings; married 1939 to Creighton R. Coleman (1912-1995).
  See also Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Joanell M. Dyrstad (b. 1942) — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in St. James, Watonwan County, Minn., October 15, 1942. Republican. Mayor of Red Wing, Minn., 1985-90; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1991-95; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1994. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1995.
  Willa Blake Eslick (1878-1961) — also known as Willa B. Eslick; Willa McCord Blake — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., September 8, 1878. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1932-33. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., February 18, 1961 (age 82 years, 163 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Washington Blake and Eliza Hansell (McCord) Blake; married, June 6, 1906, to Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Anne H. Evans — of Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill. Born in California. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 4th District, 1969-70. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1970.
  Mabel Louise Fain (1904-1997) — also known as Louise Fain — of Atoka, Atoka County, Okla.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Webb City, Jasper County, Mo., October 22, 1904. Republican. School teacher; real estate agent; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women. Died December 2, 1997 (age 93 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Elizabeth Pruett Farrington (1898-1984) — also known as Elizabeth P. Farrington; Mary Elizabeth Pruett; Mrs. Joseph R. Farrington — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 1898. Republican. Newspaper reporter; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Hawaii Territory, 1954-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956. Female. Disciples of Christ. Member, Junior League; American Association of University Women; Theta Sigma Phi; Alpha Omicron Pi. Died in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, July 21, 1984 (age 86 years, 52 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Daughter of Robert Lee Pruett and Josephine (Baugh) Pruett; married, May 17, 1920, to Joseph Rider Farrington (1897-1954).
  Political family: Farrington family of Honolulu, Hawaii.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Mary Reamey Few (1885-1971) — also known as Mary Reamey Thomas; Mrs. W. P. Few — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Martinsville, Va., 1885. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1944-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker). Female. Methodist. French Huguenot and English ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 12, 1971 (age about 85 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lyne Starling Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Sheffield) Thomas; married, August 17, 1911, to William Preston Few (1867-1940; president of Duke University, 1924-40; second great-grandnephew of William Few (1748-1828)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Katheryn Vera Fitzgerald (b. 1902) — also known as Katheryn Fitzgerald — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y.; Pilot Knob, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., 1902. Democrat. School teacher; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1944; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1956, 1960. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women. Burial location unknown.
  Rosemary Lucas Ginn (1912-2003) — also known as Rosemary L. Ginn; Rosemary Bewick Lucas; Mrs. M. Stanley Ginn — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., August 28, 1912. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 (alternate), 1968, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1960-79; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1976-77. Female. Baptist. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Delta Delta Delta; American Legion Auxiliary. Died in Osage Beach Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Camden County, Mo., January 3, 2003 (age 90 years, 128 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Daughter of Reuben E. Lucas and Mary (Bewick) Lucas; married, June 21, 1934, to Milton Stanley Ginn.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Olive Mortimer Remington Goldman — also known as Olive Remington Goldman — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1946 (19th District), 1948 (22nd District); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ella Tambussi Grasso (1919-1981) — also known as Ella T. Grasso; Ella Rose Tambussi — of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn., May 10, 1919. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1953-57; member of Democratic National Committee from Connecticut, 1956-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1968; co-chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, co-chair, 1964, co-chair, 1968; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1959-71; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District, 1965; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1971-75; Governor of Connecticut, 1975-80; resigned 1980. Female. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Urban League; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1981; inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., February 5, 1981 (age 61 years, 271 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Edith Starrett Green (1910-1987) — also known as Edith Green; Edith Louise Starrett — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Trent, Moody County, S.Dak., January 17, 1910. Democrat. School teacher; candidate for secretary of state of Oregon, 1952; U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1955-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Female. Christian. Member, League of Women Voters; Urban League; American Association of University Women. Died April 21, 1987 (age 77 years, 94 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Corbett, Ore.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Vaughn Starrett and Julia (Hunt) Starrett; married, August 19, 1933, to Arthur N. Green.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joan Anderson Growe (b. 1935) — of Minnesota. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 28, 1935. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40-A, 1973-74; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1975-. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; Zonta. Still living as of 1983.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
Kay Halloran Kay Halloran (b. 1937) — also known as Kathleen H. Chapman — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 19, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1983-92, 1997-2001 (49th District 1983-92, 53rd District 1997-2001); mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2006-09. Female. Catholic. Member, League of Women Voters; Common Cause; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edward Halloran and Maryl (McConoughey) Halloran; married 1961 to Allen R. Chapman.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Iowa Legislature
  Harriet Belle Hess (d. 1951) — also known as Harriet Belle; Mrs. Luther C. Hess — of Juneau, Alaska; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Winfield, Henry County, Iowa. Democrat. School principal; Trustee, Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, 1917-35, continuing as Regent, University of Alaska, 1935-51; member of Democratic National Committee from Alaska Territory, 1944-48. Female. Member, American Association of University Women. Died in 1951. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Luther Constantine Hess (1865-1954).
  Joanne Hines (born c.1929) — of New Castle County, Del. Born about 1929. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state senate 4th District, 1972. Female. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1972.
  June N. Honaman (b. 1920) — also known as June Newcomer; Mrs. Peter K. Honaman — of Landisville, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 4, 1920. Republican. School teacher; vice-chair of Pennsylvania Republican Party, 1963-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964, 1968, 1972. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lester W. Newcomer and Maud (Stauffer) Newcomer; married, November 20, 1948, to Peter K. Honaman.
  Amanda L. Howe (b. 1959) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 6, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; Democratic candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 15th District, 1998 (primary), 2000. Female. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2000.
  Mildred Barry Hughes — also known as Mildred B. Hughes — of Union, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Democrat. School teacher; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1958-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964; member of New Jersey state senate District 9, 1966-67; defeated, 1967. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; Urban League; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Married to Peter L. Hughes, Jr.
  Elizabeth Ireland (1881-1970) — of Havre, Hill County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont.; Kalispell, Flathead County, Mont. Born in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn., April 5, 1881. Republican. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; Montana superintendent of public instruction, 1929-37, 1941-49. Female. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; American Association of University Women. Died July 30, 1970 (age 89 years, 116 days). Interment at Parkers Prairie Cemetery, Parkers Prairie, Minn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Scott Ireland (1841-1919) and Margaret (Chrechton) Ireland (1845-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elizabeth Rountree Kellerman (b. 1906) — also known as Elizabeth Kellerman; Elizabeth Rountree; Mrs. George H. Kellerman — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in High Point, Guilford County, N.C., September 1, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; radio commentator; delegate to Hawaii state constitutional convention, 1950; member of Republican National Committee from Hawaii, 1963-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1964. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of James B. Rountree and Elizabeth (Anderson) Rountree; married, October 8, 1940, to George H. Kellerman.
  Martha Elizabeth Keys (b. 1930) — also known as Martha Keys; Martha Elizabeth Ludwig — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan., August 10, 1930. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1972; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1975-79. Female. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1976 to Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (1932-2013) (son of Andrew Jacobs, Sr.).
  Political family: Jacobs family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Carolynne Frances Kubert (b. 1924) — also known as Carolynne Kubert; Carolynne Frances Mauer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 8, 1924. Democrat. School teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960 (alternate), 1964. Female. Catholic. Member, American Federation of Teachers; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sylvester A. Mauer and Laura F. (Wells) Mauer; married, July 23, 1949, to Clifford Gerald Kubert.
  Hazel T. Kump (1914-2002) — also known as Hazel Vorus Turner — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in LaGrange, Troup County, Ga., July 8, 1914. Democrat. Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; American Association of University Women. Died, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., March 14, 2002 (age 87 years, 249 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Henry Turner, Jr. (1879-1962) and Hazel Netelle (Vorus) Turner (1886-1952); married, September 6, 1933, to Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964).
  Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Patience Latting Patience Latting (b. 1918) — also known as Patience Sewell; Mrs. Trimble B. Latting — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Texhoma, Texas County, Okla., August 27, 1918. Mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1971-83. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Beta Phi. First woman to be mayor of a U.S. city over 350,000 population. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frank Asa Sewell and Leila (Yates) Sewell; married, August 23, 1941, to Trimble B. Latting.
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  Evelyn J. Lynn (b. 1930) — of Volusia County, Fla. Born in Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., February 2, 1930. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 27th District, 1995-. Female. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1999.
  Barbara Barrett MacKenzie (b. 1928) — also known as Barbara B. MacKenzie — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., November 12, 1928. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1979-; Independent candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1986. Female. Member, Zonta; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1990.
  Evelyn Silliman Malone (1905-1981) — also known as Evelyn Malone; Evelyn I. Silliman; Mrs. M. W. Malone — of Windom, Cottonwood County, Minn. Born in Windom, Cottonwood County, Minn., December 25, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; librarian; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1960-62. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Order of the Eastern Star; Daughters of the American Revolution. Struck by a car while walking in Sun City, Arizona, and died soon after, in a hospital at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 18, 1981 (age 75 years, 55 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Windom, Minn.
  Relatives: Daughter of William LeRoy Silliman and Lottie (Pletz) Silliman; married, January 12, 1943, to Maurice William 'Pat' Malone (1895-1968); married, June 7, 1975, to John O. Burton (died 1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lynn Morley Martin (b. 1939) — also known as Lynn Martin; Lynn Morley — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., December 26, 1939. Republican. School teacher; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1977-79; member of Illinois state senate, 1979-81; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1981-91; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1990; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1991-93. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; Junior League. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lawrence William Morley and Helen Catherine (Hall) Morley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Marion E. Martin (b. 1900) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Kingman, Penobscot County, Maine, January 14, 1900. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Penobscot County (1st), 1931-34; member of Maine state senate, 1935-38; member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1936-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1948. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; Alpha Omicron Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Gamma. Burial location unknown.
  Lucille Maurer (1922-1996) — also known as Lucy Maurer; Lucille Shirley Darvin — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born, in Bushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1922. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967-68; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1969-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1970; Maryland state treasurer, 1987-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Female. Jewish. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association of University Women; National Organization for Women. Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990. Died of a brain tumor, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 17, 1996 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y.
  Beth Wharton Milford (1908-1992) — also known as Beth W. Milford; Beth Wharton — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Bradford, McKean County, Pa., August 19, 1908. Republican. College instructor; member, Ypsilanti board of education, 1955-67; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1960; member, Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, 1964-86. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women. Died, following a heart attack, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 7, 1992 (age 83 years, 354 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Wharton and Helen (O'Mara) Wharton; married 1941 to Albert F. Milford, Jr. (died 1977).
  Gene W. Miller (b. 1906) — of Summit, Union County, N.J. Born in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, 1906. School teacher; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Union County, 1947. Female. Presbyterian. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Phi Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1931 to Richard L. Miller.
  Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) — also known as Maurine Neuberger; Maurine Brown; Mrs. Richard L. Neuberger — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Ore., January 9, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; writer; photographer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1951-56; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1960-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Female. Unitarian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Theta Sigma Phi; Delta Kappa Gamma; American Association of University Women. Third woman to win a full term in the U.S. Senate. Died, of a bone marrow disorder, in a nursing home at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 22, 2000 (age 93 years, 44 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter T. Brown and Ethel (Kelty) Brown; married, December 20, 1945, to Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960); married, July 11, 1964, to Dr. Philip Solomon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Emma Follin Parsons — also known as Emma Parsons; Emma Follin; Mrs. Clifford W. Parsons — of Ruby, Santa Cruz County, Ariz.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Fairport, DeKalb County, Mo. Republican. School teacher; member of Republican National Committee from Arizona, 1940-48. Female. Methodist. Member, Delta Delta Delta; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Association of University Women. Burial location unknown.
  Freda Noble Paul — also known as Freda N. Paul; Freda Noble — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Ansted, Fayette County, W.Va. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1965-68, 1971-72; defeated, 1968, 1970; appointed 1971; defeated, 1972. Female. Baptist. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; American Association of University Women; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clifton Edward Noble and Mamie (Neal) Noble; married to Bosher Hubert Paul.
  Pauline H. Peterson — of Salem County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. School teacher and principal; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Salem County, 1947. Female. English and German ancestry. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Soroptimists; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Harold A. Peterson.
  Vel R. Phillips (b. 1924) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 18, 1924. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1979-83. Female. African ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 1983.
  Joanne Pownell Powell (b. 1930) — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., July 28, 1930. Democrat. School teacher; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1972-75; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1976. Female. Methodist. Member, National Education Association; American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Daughter of Paul G. Pownell.
  Charlotte Pritt (b. 1949) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 2, 1949. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 23rd District; elected 1984, 1986; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1989-92; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Daughter of Garnett Edmund Pritt and Ada Ernestine (Lanham) Pritt.
  E. Ruth Pyrtle — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. School teacher and principal; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1924. Female. Methodist. Member, Pi Gamma Mu; American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; League of Women Voters. Burial location unknown.
  Lucy Reum — of Oak Park, Cook County, Ill. Born in Edmonton, Alberta. Republican. School teacher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1960; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1969-70. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1970.
  Anne Rudin (b. 1924) — also known as Anne Noto — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., January 27, 1924. Registered nurse; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1983-92. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Soroptimists. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Noto and Angela (Macri) Noto; married, June 6, 1948, to Edward Rudin.
  Elise Salinger (1942-1998) — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., March 5, 1942. Democrat. School teacher; member of Arizona state house of representatives 20th District, 1997-98; died in office 1998. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; American Association of University Women. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 16, 1998 (age 56 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Olive C. Sanford (b. 1875) — of Nutley, Essex County, N.J. Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., December 19, 1875. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1935-36, 1938-42; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Essex County, 1947. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1900 to F. H. Sanford.
  Byrd Fanita Sawyer (b. 1895) — also known as Byrd Fanita Wall; Mrs. Harry W. Sawyer — of Fallon, Churchill County, Nev.; Sparks, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., May 5, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; librarian; Presidential Elector for Nevada, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Gamma Phi Beta; Beta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry J. Wall and Burd (McIlvaine) Wall; married, September 11, 1923, to Harry W. Sawyer.
  Lillian E. Schlagenhauf (b. 1899) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., December 19, 1899. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Female. Methodist. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; American Association of University Women; Kappa Beta Pi. Burial location unknown.
  Thelma Parkinson Sharp (1898-1983) — also known as Thelma P. Sharp; Thelma Parkinson — of Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., 1898. Democrat. Member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1922-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; co-chair, Committee on Permanent Organization, co-chair, 1952; member, Arrangements Committee, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1930. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women. Died March 12, 1983 (age about 84 years). Interment at Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to W. Howard Sharp (1891-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Virginia Dodd Smith (1911-2006) — also known as Virginia Smith; Virginia Dodd — of Chappell, Deuel County, Neb. Born in Randolph, Fremont County, Iowa, June 30, 1911. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1972; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1975-91. Female. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Association of University Women; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Sun City West, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 23, 2006 (age 94 years, 207 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clifton Clark Dodd and Erville (Reeves) Dodd; married, August 27, 1931, to Haven N. Smith (died 1997).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Violet Snedegar — also known as Violet Marie Cox; Mrs. Nunley B. Snedegar — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1956-60, 1964-68; associate chair of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1972. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Order of the Eastern Star. Still living as of 1972.
  Nellie Nugent Somerville — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1920. Female. Member, American Association of University Women. First woman to serve in Mississippi legislature. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Mother of Lucy Somerville Howorth (1895?-1997).
  Anna Mary Tibbets — also known as Anna Tibbets — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tibbets Hills (unknown county), N.Y. Democrat. School teacher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Female. Unitarian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Burial location unknown.
  Clara Towle Dockum Van Auken (1890-1977) — also known as Clara Van Auken; Clara Towle Dockum; Mrs. Howell Van Auken — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., September 12, 1890. Democrat. Social worker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1944 (co-chair, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1936-47. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Died in St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich., February 13, 1977 (age 86 years, 154 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Russel Myers Dockum and Catherine (Towle) Dockum; married to Howell Van Auken.
  Katharine Elkus White (b. 1906) — also known as Katharine E. White; Katharine Elkus — of Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 25, 1906. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956; member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1940; mayor of Red Bank, N.J., 1951-57; vice-chair of New Jersey Democratic Party, 1954; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1964-68. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Abram Isaac Elkus (1867-1947) and Gertrude (Hess) Elkus; married, October 3, 1929, to Arthur J. White.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Chase Going Woodhouse Chase Going Woodhouse (1890-1984) — also known as Chase Going; Mrs. E. J. Woodhouse — of New London, New London County, Conn.; Baltic, Sprague, New London County, Conn. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, of American parents, March 3, 1890. Democrat. Economist; college professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1941-43; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated, 1946, 1950; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1965. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Altrusa; Pi Lambda Theta; Kappa Delta Pi. Died in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn., December 12, 1984 (age 94 years, 284 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Daughter of Seymour Going and Harriet (Jackson) Going; married to E. J. Woodhouse.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
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