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Gladys Noon SPELLMAN

(1918-1988)

SPELLMAN, Gladys Noon, a Representative from Maryland; born Gladys Blossom Noon in New York, New York, March 1, 1918; attended public schools in New York City and Washington, D.C.; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; graduate school, United States Department of Agriculture; taught in Prince Georges (Md.) County schools; member, Prince Georges County Board of Commissioners, 1962-1970; councilwoman at large, 1971-1974; appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1967; president, National Association of Counties, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses; H. Res. 80, 97th Congress, adopted February 24, 1981, declared the seat vacant due to an incapacitating illness (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); died on June 19, 1988, in Rockville, Md.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

”Gladys Noon Spellman” 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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