“I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny – Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear ...”
“Declaration of Conscience” address, The Senate, Washington DC, USA, Thursday 1 June 1950
Margaret Chase Smith (born 14 December 1897; died 29 May 1995) was a Republican senator and the first woman to be elected to both the US House and the Senate. She was also the first woman to have her name put forward for the presidency at a major party’s convention (in 1964 at the Republican convention, where the nomination was won by Barry Goldwater). When she left office, Margaret Chase Smith had the record as the then longest-serving female senator in United States history.
In the period after ...