Political Pioneer Margaret Chase Smith: The First Woman to Serve in Both Houses of the United States Congress
Paving the way for women in politics was Margaret Chase Smith. Not only was she the first woman to serve in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, but she was also the first woman to be nominated as a candidate for the presidency by either of the two main political parties.
She came into politics in an unconventional way but proved herself to be a tough lawmaker. She even took on Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-communist scare tactics. Through these colorized photographs, we will examine the incredible political career of Margaret Chase Smith.