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BOLTON, Frances Payne, (wife of Chester C. Bolton, granddaughter of Henry B. Payne, and
mother of Oliver P. Bolton),
a Representative from Ohio; born Francis Payne Bingham, March 29,
1885, in Cleveland, Ohio; attended private schools in United States and France;
active in public health, nursing education and other social service, education,
and philanthropic work; vice regent for Ohio of the Mount Vernon Ladies
Association; member of the Republican State central committee, 1937-1940;
delegate to Republican National Conventions and member of Resolutions
Committee, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; first woman appointed as congressional
delegate to United Nations General Assembly, 1953; elected as a Republican by
special election, February 27, 1940, to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Chester C. Bolton; reelected to the
fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from February 27, 1940, to January 3,
1969; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first
Congress; resided in Lyndhurst, Ohio, where she died March 9, 1977; interment
in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
A Long Way Forward: The Biography of Congresswoman Frances P.
Bolton. New York: Longmans, Green, 1957.