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Chase Going Woodhouse

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Birth
Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death
12 Dec 1984 (aged 94)
New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown Add to Map
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U.S. Congresswoman. After graduating from McGill University, Canada, in 1912, she worked at the University of Berlin, the University of Chicago, has on the faculty, Smith College, Massachusetts, (1918-25) and the faculty, Connecticut College, (1934-46). She also was managing director, of the Institute of Women's Professional Relations, Connecticut College, (1929-46), personnel director, of Woman's College, University of North Carolina, (1929-34) and senior economist, Bureau of Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (1926-28). Plus she was consultant of the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, War Manpower Commission, (1942-44), chairperson of the Democratic Town Committee, (1942-43), Connecticut Secretary of State, (1941-42) and president of the Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs, (1943-48). In 1945, he was elected as a Democrat the first woman born outside the United States, to the Seventy-ninth Congress, serving until 1947. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, she served as the executive director, women's division, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C., (1947-48). In 1949, he was again elected to the Eighty-first Congress, serving until 1951. After leaving Congress, she was special assistant to the Director of Price Stabilization, (1951-53) and a member of Connecticut state Constitutional Convention, in 1965. Retiring from politics, she co-wrote three books and numerous articles, which centered on women's education, equal opportunity and their professional lives.
U.S. Congresswoman. After graduating from McGill University, Canada, in 1912, she worked at the University of Berlin, the University of Chicago, has on the faculty, Smith College, Massachusetts, (1918-25) and the faculty, Connecticut College, (1934-46). She also was managing director, of the Institute of Women's Professional Relations, Connecticut College, (1929-46), personnel director, of Woman's College, University of North Carolina, (1929-34) and senior economist, Bureau of Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (1926-28). Plus she was consultant of the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, War Manpower Commission, (1942-44), chairperson of the Democratic Town Committee, (1942-43), Connecticut Secretary of State, (1941-42) and president of the Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs, (1943-48). In 1945, he was elected as a Democrat the first woman born outside the United States, to the Seventy-ninth Congress, serving until 1947. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, she served as the executive director, women's division, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C., (1947-48). In 1949, he was again elected to the Eighty-first Congress, serving until 1951. After leaving Congress, she was special assistant to the Director of Price Stabilization, (1951-53) and a member of Connecticut state Constitutional Convention, in 1965. Retiring from politics, she co-wrote three books and numerous articles, which centered on women's education, equal opportunity and their professional lives.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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