Margaret M. HECKLER, Congress, MA (1931)

HECKLER Margaret M. , a Representative from Massachusetts; born Margaret Mary O'Shaughnessy, June 21, 1931, in Flushing, Queens County, N.Y.; Albertus Magnus College, B.A., 1953; Boston College Law School, LL.B., 1956; attended the University of Leiden in Holland, 1952; editor, Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law; admitted to Massachusetts bar in 1956; elected a Governor's councilor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1962-1966; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; Secretary, Health and Human Services, 1983-1985; ambassador to Ireland, December 17, 1985 until August 1989; died on August 6, 2018, in Arlington, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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