Representative Iris Blitch first became involved in politics in response the financial fallout of the Great Depression. She served in the Georgia state legislature for four years before her election to the House in 1954. Blitch developed an interest in conservation and worked to protect swampland from development and also crafted an amendment to the Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act that fostered water conservation projects.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Iris Faircloth Blitch,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-09-0067a/ (October 25, 2020)
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