|Image courtesy of the Honorable Helen Bentley.
BENTLEY, Helen Delich, a Representative from Maryland; born in Ruth, White Pine County,
Nev., November 28, 1923; attended the University of Nevada, and Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C..; BA., University of Missouri, 1944; journalist;
television producer; chair, Federal Maritime Commission, 1969-1975;
international business consultant; unsuccessful candidate for election to the
Ninety-seventh in 1980 and Ninety-eighth Congresses in 1982; elected as a
Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January
3, 1985-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred
Fourth Congress in 1994, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for
Governor of Maryland; private advocate; unsuccessful candidate for election to
the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.
BibliographyHelen Delich Bentley in
Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of
the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History &
Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing