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Margaret Chase Smith Campaign Poster, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith Campaign Poster, 1964

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Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Skowhegan (1897-1995) sought the Republican nomination for President in 1964 and became the first woman of either party to have her name placed in nomination at the national convention. Smith represented Maine in the U.S. House from 1940-1948 and in the U.S. Senate from 1949-1973.

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