CHURCH, Marguerite Stitt, (1892 - 1990)


Handbill (detail), 1951, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CHURCH, Marguerite Stitt, (wife of Ralph Edwin Church), a Representative from Illinois; born in New York City September 13, 1892; attended St. Agatha School in New York City; Wellesley (Mass.) College, A.B., 1914 and Columbia University, New York City, A.M., 1917; teacher at Wellesley College in 1915; consulting psychologist of State Charities Aid Association in New York City during the First World War; lecturer and writer; participant, through Presidential invitation, in the 1960 White House Conference on children and youth; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; member of the United States delegation to the United Nations fifteenth Assembly in 1961; member, National Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of America; was a resident of Evanston, Ill., until her death there on May 26, 1990; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Ill.


Bibliography

”Marguerite Stitt Church” 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.