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Caroline Love Goodwin O’DAY

(1875-1943)

O’DAY, Caroline Love Goodwin, a Representative from New York; born in Perry, Houston County, Ga., June 22, 1875; attended private schools and was graduated from Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, Ga.; studied art in Paris, Munich, and Holland; served as president of Rye (N.Y.) School Board; vice chairman of New York Democratic State committee 1916-1920; associate chairman 1923-1942; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, and 1936; commissioner, State board of social welfare, 1923-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); chairwoman, Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; died in Rye, N.Y., January 4, 1943; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

Bibliography

Hicks, Paul. “Caroline O’Day: The Gentlewoman from New York,” New York History, 88 (Summer 2007), 287-305; “Caroline Love Goodwin O’Day” 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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