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Mary Norton and the Women of the 80th Congress
, 1947-1949
(left to right - Helen G. Douglas, D., CA; Margaret C. Smith, R., ME; Edith N. Rogers, R. ,MA; Mary Norton, D., NJ; Frances Bolton, R., OH; Georgia Lusk, D., NM; Missing: Katharine St.George, R., NY)
CourtesySpecial Collections/University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

The nickname "Petticoat Front," applied to the women who served in the 80th Congress, indicates the difficulty such pioneer legislators had in being taken seriously.



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