Margaret Chase Smith

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Birthday
14, 1897
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
May 29, 1995 (97)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1897
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
May 29, 1995 (97)

About

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, this Republican Party politician served as a United States Senator from Maine. Previously, she was a Maine-District Two member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school, she worked as a teacher and a high school basketball coach. She began her political career in the 1930s as a member of the Maine Republican State Committee.

Trivia

She ran for the Republican primary nomination in the 1964 United States presidential election.

Family Life

Born to a family of English and French-Canadian heritage, she and her five younger siblings were born in Maine. She married fellow politician Clyde Smith.

Associated With

She appeared in a 1952 episode of Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town.