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Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995

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Personal name headingSmith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995
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Variant(s)Chase, Margaret, 1897-1995
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1898-
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1897-12-14
Death date1995-05-29
Place of birthSkowhegan (Me.)
Place of deathSkowhegan (Me.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationWomen legislators
Found inU.S. Cong. H. Comm. on naval affairs. Amending the Naval reserve act of 1938 ... 1943.
NUCMC files (Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-; b. Margaret Chase; m. U.S. Cong. Clyde Harold Smith)
Biog. dir. Amer. Cong., 1960 (Smith, Margaret Chase; b. 1897; widow of Cong. Clyde Harold Smith; U.S. rep. (succeeding husb.), 1940-1949; U.S. Senate, 1949-1967)
NUCMC data from Margaret Chase Smith Lib., Skowhegan, Me. for Her Papers, 1940-1980 (Margaret Chase Smith; b. 1897 [b. data verified])
Gould, A. First lady of the senate, c1995: t.p. (Margaret Chase Smith) p. vi (d. 05-29-1995)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 30, 2013 (Smith, Margaret Chase, (wife of Clyde Harold Smith), a Senator and a Representative from Maine; born Margaret Madeline Chase, December 14, 1897, in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine; attended the public schools; taught school in Skowhegan, Maine 1916-1917; business executive for country weekly newspaper and a woolen company 1919-1930; secretary to husband while he was in Congress 1937-1940; lieutenant colonel, Air Force Reserve 1950-1958; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress, by special election, June 3, 1940, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Clyde H. Smith; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from June 3, 1940, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1948 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1954, 1960 and 1966, and served from January 3, 1949, until January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; first woman to serve in both houses of Congress; chairwoman, Special Committee on Rates of Compensation (Eighty-third Congress), Republican Conference (Ninetieth through Ninety-second Congresses); first woman to be placed in nomination for the presidency at a major party convention 1964; visiting professor for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 1973-1976; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 6, 1989; was a resident of Skowhegan, Maine, until her death on May 29, 1995; remains were cremated, and ashes placed in the residential wing of the Margaret Chase Smith Library, Skowhegan, Maine)
Associated languageeng