Margaret Chase Smith

member of the United States Senate from Maine (1897-1995)

Margaret Chase Smith (14 December 1897 — 29 May 1995)[1] was an American politician. She was a member of the House of Representatives from 1940 to 1949, and a United States Senator from 1949 to 1973. She was from the Republican Party. She was the first female to be in both houses of the United States Congress.

Smith in 1973

Chase was born in Maine. She died after a stroke at age 97.


  1. "Margaret Chase Smith". The MCS Library. Archived from the original on September 14, 2000. Retrieved January 3, 2014.