Katharine McComas <I>Edgar</I> Byron

Katharine McComas Edgar Byron

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 28 Dec 1976 (aged 74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 7981238 · View Source
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U.S. Congresswoman. Born the granddaughter of U.S. Senator Louis E. McComas, she was the first woman elected to Congress from Maryland. She attended Holton Arms School Washington, D.C., was chairman of Red Cross flood disaster committee of Williamsport, Maryland, in 1936 and Williamsport Town Commissioner, (1938-40). In 1941, she was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband William D. Byron, serving until 1943. Not a candidate for reelection, she lived in retirement until her death at age 73. U.S. Congressman Goodloe E. Byron, was her son.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 13 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7981238
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katharine McComas Edgar Byron (25 Oct 1902–28 Dec 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7981238, citing River View Cemetery, Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .