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Emily Taft DOUGLAS

(1899-1994)

DOUGLAS, Emily Taft, (wife of Paul H. Douglas), a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., April 10, 1899; Ph.B., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1919; actor; author; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; United States Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1950; died on January 28, 1994, in White Plains, N.Y.

Bibliography

Douglas, Emily Taft. Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970; “Emily Taft Douglas” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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