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Willa McCord Blake ESLICK

(1878-1961)

ESLICK, Willa McCord Blake, (wife of Edward Everett Eslick), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., September 8, 1878; attended private schools; attended Dick White College and Milton College, Fayetteville, Tenn.; attended Winthrop Model School and Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.; attended Metropolitan College of Music and Synthetic School of Music, New York, N.Y.; member of the Tennessee state Democratic committee; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband United States Representative Edward E. Eslick (August 14, 1932- March 3, 1933); was not eligible for reelection to the Seventy-third Congress, not having qualified for nomination as required by the State law; died on February 18, 1961, in Pulaski, Tenn.; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

Bibliography

”Willa McCord Blake Eslick” 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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