U.S. Congresswoman. She graduated from Westminster Junior College, in 1917, from the University of California, in 1919 and taught high school, (1920-27). She graduated from the University of Utah College of Law, in 1930, was admitted to the bar, then practiced law in Helper, Utah, (1931-33) and Salt Lake City, (1933-36). She was a member of the Utah State House of Representatives, (1933-35), first director of Utah State Board for Education on Alcoholism, (1947-48) and Judge of Salt Lake City, (1936-49). In 1949, she was the first woman from Utah elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses, serving until 1953. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, she practiced law, was legal counsel to Safety and Compensation Subcommittee of House Committee on Education and Labor, (1957-60) and a judicial officer to the U.S. Post Office Department, (1961-68). Leaving public service, she retired to Virginia, until her death at age 88.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Clarence Marion Beck