Katharine Edgar Byron, shown here with her children, came to the House in 1941 after a plane crash killed her husband, Congressman William D. Byron. Maryland’s first woman in Congress, she was elected as a Democrat and backed President Franklin Roosevelt’s foreign policies. Byron’s son Goodloe (second from the left), with help from his mother on the campaign trail, won a House seat in 1970.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Mother of Five Runs for Congress,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-10-0038c/ (October 26, 2021)
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