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Effiegene Locke WINGO

(1883-1962)

WINGO, Effiegene Locke, (wife of Otis Theodore Wingo and great-great-great-grandaughter of Matthew Locke), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Lockesburg, Sevier County, Ark., April 13, 1883; attended public and private schools and Union Female College, Oxford, Miss.; was graduated from Maddox Seminary, Little Rock, Ark., in 1901; moved to Texarkana, Ark., in 1895 and to De Queen, Ark., in 1897; elected as a Democrat on November 4, 1930, to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Otis Theodore Wingo, and on the same day was elected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from November 4, 1930, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; co-founder in 1934 of National Institute of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.; engaged in educational and research work; was a resident of De Queen, Sevier County, Ark.; died September 19, 1962, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, while visiting her son; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Bibliography

”Effiegene Locke Wingo” 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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