Women in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1940–1949

Name Party-State Dates served
Frances Payne Bolton Rep.-Ohio 1940–1969
Margaret Chase Smith 1 Rep.-Maine 1940–1949
Florence Reville Gibbs Dem.-Ga. 1940–1941
Katharine Edgar Byron Dem.-Md. 1941–1943
Veronica Grace Boland Dem.-Pa. 1942–1943
Clare Boothe Luce Rep.-Conn. 1943–1947
Winifred Claire Stanley Rep.-N.Y. 1943–1945
Willa Lybrand Fulmer Dem.-S.C. 1944–1945
Emily Taft Douglas Dem.-Ill. 1945–1947
Helen Gahagan Douglas Dem.-Calif. 1945–1951
Chase Going Woodhouse Dem.-Conn. 1945–1947; 1949–1951
Helen Douglas Mankin Dem.-Ga. 1946–1947
Eliza Jane Pratt Dem.-N.C. 1946–1947
Georgia Lee Lusk Dem.-N.M. 1947–1949
Katharine Price Collier St. George Rep.-N.Y. 1947–1965
Reva Zilpha Beck Bosone Dem.-Utah 1949–1953
Cecil Murray Harden Rep.-Ind. 1949–1959
Edna Flannery Kelly Dem.-N.Y. 1949–1969

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Women in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1940–1949


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