Margaret Chase Smith

by follers on July 20, 2016

Birth Name: Margaret Madeline Chase

Date of Birth: December 14, 1897

Place of Birth: Skowhegan, Maine, United States

Date of Death: May 29, 1995

Place of Death: Skowhegan, Maine

Ethnicity:
*English, distant French Huguenot (father)
*French-Canadian (mother)

Margaret Chase Smith was an American politician.

She was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1964.

Margaret was the first woman to launch a notable campaign for a major American political party’s presidential nomination (Shirley Chisholm and Patsy Mink, both in 1972, were the second and third). She was also the first woman to be placed in nomination for the presidency at a major party’s convention.

A Republican, she was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine, from June 3, 1940 to January 3, 1949, a U.S. Senator from Maine, from January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1973, and Chairperson of the Senate Republican Conference, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1973.

Margaret was the daughter of Caroline M. (Morin) and George Emery Chase.

She was married to Clyde H. Smith, who was a U.S. Representative from Maine, from 1937 to 1940, his death.

Margaret’s paternal grandparents were The Rev. John Wesley Chase (the son of Isaac Chase, Jr. and Rachel Emery) and Margurile C. Nolan. Isaac was the son of Isaac Chase and Bridget Delano. Rachel was the daughter of David Emery and Abigail Goodwin.

Margaret’s maternal grandfather was Jean Lambert Morin (the son of Jean-Baptiste Morin and Marie-Louise Gilbert). Jean-Baptiste was the son of Pierre Morin and Marie-Marguerite Gagnon. Marie-Louise was the daughter of Augustin Dupuis dit Gilbert and Angélique Poulin.

Margaret’s maternal grandmother was Marie Boulet (the daughter of George Boulet and Mathilde Rodrigue).

Source: Genealogy of Margaret Chase Smith – https://www.geni.com

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