Life of Margaret Chase Smith


Born in Skhowhega, Maine to George Emery and Carrie Chase

December 14th 1897

Graduated from Skowhegan High School


Buisness executive for Maine Telephone and Telegraph Company

1918 - 1919

Circulation Manager for Independant Reporter

1919 - 1928

Co-Founder the Skowhegan Chapter Business\Professional Womans Club


Elected to Maine Republican State Commitee

1930 - 1936

Married Clyde Smith

May 14th 1930

Moved to D.C. to be Secretay for Smith (House Member)


First Woman Elected to Congress from Maine Clyde Smith's House Seat

June 3rd 1940

Elected to House next 4 terms in a row

September 1940 - September 1948

During WWI, first\only civilian woman to sail on U.S. Navy ship


First woman to represent Maine in Senate and serve in both houses of Congress

September 13th 1948

First member of Congress to oppose actions of McCarthyism


First woman's name placed in nomination for President of the United States


Announced Candidancy for President of the United States

January 27th 1964


May 29th 1995