Smith, Margaret Chase
|born on||14 December 1897 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )|
|Place||Skowhegan, Maine, 44n46, 69w43|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°01' 23°28 Asc. 13°42'|
American politician, the first woman to be elected to both houses of Congress.
The daughter of a waitress and the town barber, Smith was the oldest of six children. She began her job history at age 12 working at a five-and-dime store. She taught high school for 28 weeks, then took a job as a telephone operator before finding her niche at a newspaper, becoming a circulation manager. She met her future husband, Clyde H. Smith, when she was 19 and he was 40; they married 17 years later when he was the co-owner of the newspaper. When he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1936, she worked as his secretary.
In 1940, after her husband died of a heart attack, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as his replacement. Known as unstoppable and dedicated, she was elected four times to the House and in 1948 was elected to the Senate for the first time. With five elected terms, her career in the Senate lasted until 1978.
In 1952 she sought the Vice Presidential nomination, but was blocked by Eisenhower in favor of Nixon. Twelve years later she sought the presidency unsuccessfully, campaigning during the primaries. Her entire political career spanned the terms of six presidents.
She died at 97 of a stroke on 5/29/1995, Skowhegan, ME.
- Relationship : Meet a significant person 1916 (Met future husband)
- Relationship : Marriage 1933 (Married to Clyde H. Smith)
- Death of Mate 1940 (Smith died)
- Work : New Job 1940 (Elected to U.S. House)
- Work : Gain social status 1942 (Re-elected to U.S. House)
- Work : Gain social status 1944 (Re-elected to U.S. House)
- Work : Gain social status 1946 (Re-elected to U.S. House)
- Work : New Job 1948 (Elected to U.S. Senate)
- Work : Gain social status 1954 (Re-elected to U.S. Senate)
- Work : Gain social status 1960 (Re-elected to U.S. Senate)
- Work : Gain social status 1966 (Re-elected to U.S. Senate)
- Work : Gain social status 1972 (Re-elected to U.S. Senate)
D.C. Doane quotes her
- Traits : Personality : Idealist (Dedicated)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
- Family : Childhood : Family large (Eldest of six)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Husband 21 years older)
- Family : Relationship : Widowed (1940)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Stunt pilot, barnstorming)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 97)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (For 28 weeks)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (House, Senate)
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women