BUCHANAN, Vera Daerr, (1902 - 1955)


"Congresswomen on Hand for Start of Session" (detail), photograph, 1953, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BUCHANAN, Vera Daerr, (wife of Frank Buchanan), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wilson (later a part of Clairton), Allegheny County, Pa., July 20, 1902; moved to Duquesne, Pa., and attended the public and parochial schools; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Frank Buchanan; reelected to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses and served from July 24, 1951, until her death in McKeesport, Pa., November 26, 1955; interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, in Elizabeth Township (near McKeesport), Pa.


Bibliography

”Vera Daerr Buchanan” 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 Office, 2006.