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Helen Gahagan

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Biography

In office January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951

Source: Wikipedia

Helen Gahagan Douglas (November 25, 1900 – June 28, 1980) was an American actress and politician. She was the third woman and first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California; her election made California one of the first two states (along with Illinois) to elect female members to the House from both parties.

Fact file

  • Preceded by: Thomas F. Ford
  • Succeeded by: Samuel W. Yorty
  • Born: Helen Gahagan November 25, 1900 Boonton, New Jersey, USA
  • Died: June 28, 1980 (aged 79) New York City, New York, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Spouse(s): Melvyn Douglas (1931-1980)
  • Relations: Illeana Douglas (step-granddaughter)
  • Children: Mary Helen Douglas (daughter) Peter Gahagan Douglas (son)
  • Alma mater: Barnard College
  • Occupation: Actress and politician

Read more about Helen Gahagan at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Helen Gahagan Douglas, Hollywood Liberal
NY Times Movies, 2010-01-09 04:15:50
Helen Gahagan Douglas in the 1935 film β€œShe.”

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