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Caraway, Hattie Ophelia Wyatt (01 February 1878–21 December 1950), U.S. senator, was born on a farm near Bakerville, Tennessee, the daughter of William Carroll Wyatt, a farmer and shopkeeper, and Lucy Mildred Burch. At the age of four she moved with her family to Hustburg, Tennessee. After briefly attending Ebenezer College in Hustburg, she transferred to Dickson (Tenn.) Normal College, where she received her B.A. degree in 1896. She taught school for a time before marrying in 1902 Thaddeus Horatius Caraway, whom she had met in college; they had three children....

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Maurine Brown Neuberger. 1962. Photograph by Marion S. Trikosko. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-25816B).

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Neuberger, Maurine Brown (09 January 1907–22 February 2000), U.S. senator, was born Maurine Brown in Cloverdale, Oregon, the daughter of Walter T. Brown, a doctor, and Ethel Kelty Brown, a schoolteacher. She had one brother. Upon graduating from Bethel High School in rural Polk County, Oregon, Maurine then earned a teaching certificate at Oregon College of Education in Monmouth (now Western Oregon University). After teaching physical education and modern dance for a few years in Newberg, she attended the University of Oregon and received her B.A. degree in 1929. She later did graduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1945, while teaching at Lincoln High School in Portland, she met the man she would marry, the journalist ...

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Margaret Chase Smith Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-96824).

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Smith, Margaret Chase (14 December 1897–29 May 1995), U.S. congresswoman and senator, was born Margaret Madeline Chase in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of George Emery Chase, a barber, and Carrie Murray. After graduating in 1916 from Skowhegan High School she taught briefly in local schools. Between 1917 and 1930 she worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company, spent nine years in the circulation, advertising, and editorial departments of the community’s weekly ...