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Jessica McCullough WEIS

(1901-1963)

WEIS, Jessica McCullough, a Representative from New York; born Jessica McCullough, in Chicago, Ill., July 8, 1901; attended the Franklin School, Buffalo, N.Y.; graduate of Miss Wright’s School, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Madam Rieffel’s School, New York City; appointed to Inter-American Commission of Women; vice chairman, Monroe County Republican committee, 1937-1952; president, National Federation of Republican Women, in 1940 and 1941; member of the Republican National Committee 1944-1963; delegate at large to the Republican National Conventions, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956; member of the National Civil Defense Advisory Council, 1953, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; died on May 1, 1963, in Rochester, N.Y.; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bibliography

”Jessica McCullough Weis” 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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