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  Smith, Margaret Chase
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1965-01-01  
 
NameMargaret Chase Smith
Address
Skowhegan, Maine , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born December 14, 1897
DiedMay 29, 1995 (97 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 15, 2020 07:03pm
Tags English - French - Quebecois - Widowed -
Info (wife of Clyde Harold Smith)

Born Margaret Madeline Chase, December 14, 1897, in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine; attended the public schools; taught school in Skowhegan, Maine, in 1916 and 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 again in 1966, and served January 3, 1949, until January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; chairwoman, Special Committee on Rates of Compensation (1953-55), Republican Conference (1967-1972), ranking Republican member on Armed Services Committee (1967-73), ranking Republican member on Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee (1963-71)); 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; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 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.


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DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Husband Clyde H. Smith May 14, 1930-Apr 08, 1940

INFORMATION LINKS
Declaration of Conscience - Margaret Chase Smith  Discuss
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Senator Margaret Chase Smith  Discuss
RACES
  11/07/1972 ME US Senate Lost 46.77% (-6.46%)
  06/19/1972 ME US Senate- R Primary Won 66.75% (+33.49%)
  11/08/1966 ME US Senate Won 58.93% (+17.89%)
  06/20/1966 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/16/1964 US President - R Convention Lost 2.06% (-65.44%)
  07/01/1964 US President - R Primaries Lost 3.83% (-34.45%)
  03/10/1964 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 10.40% (-16.41%)
  11/08/1960 ME US Senate Won 61.65% (+23.30%)
  06/20/1960 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/13/1954 ME US Senate Won 58.61% (+17.22%)
  06/21/1954 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 83.29% (+66.57%)
  07/11/1952 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  09/13/1948 ME US Senate Won 71.30% (+42.60%)
  06/21/1948 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 51.90% (+26.72%)
  09/09/1946 ME District 02 Won 60.72% (+21.44%)
  09/11/1944 ME District 02 Won 67.77% (+35.53%)
  09/14/1942 ME District 02 Won 67.60% (+35.19%)
  09/09/1940 ME District 02 Won 64.59% (+29.18%)
  06/17/1940 ME District 2 - R Primary Won 63.83% (+47.85%)
  06/03/1940 ME District 2 - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
CIA Director - Nov 29, 1961 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Jun 18, 1959 NPA Reject