1940- Margaret Chase Smith, First Woman to Serve in Both Houses of Congress

Title

1940- Margaret Chase Smith, First Woman to Serve in Both Houses of Congress

Description

Margaret Chase Smith follows in husband's footsteps. Washington, D.C., June 10. Margaret Chase Smith, wife of the late Rep. Clyde Smith, Republican, of Maine, was sworn in today to fill the vacancy left by her husband. Left to right in the picture: Margaret Chase Smith, Speaker William Bankhead, and Rep. James C. Oliver, Republican of Maine, who sponsored Mrs. Smith

The first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In 1964 she became the first woman to be placed in nomination for the presidency of the United States at a major party convention.

Creator

Harris & Ewing

Date

1940

Source

http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/hec/28700/28784r.jpg

Relation

Rights

Source: The National First Ladies' Library. First Lady Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt. Museum/Saxton McKinley House at the Education and Research Center. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from http://alturl.com/rmdqe

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Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Margaret Chase Smith, Congress, House, Representatives, Senator

Coverage

Historic

Files

margaretchasesmith.jpg

Reference

Harris & Ewing, 1940- Margaret Chase Smith, First Woman to Serve in Both Houses of Congress, Library of Congress, 1940

Cite As

Harris & Ewing, “1940- Margaret Chase Smith, First Woman to Serve in Both Houses of Congress,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/306.