GASQUE, Elizabeth Hawley, (1886 - 1989)


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GASQUE, Elizabeth Hawley, (Mrs. A.J. Van Exem) (wife of Allard Henry Gasque), a Representative from South Carolina; born Elizabeth Mills Hawley on February 26, 1886, near Blythewood, on Rice Creek Plantation, Richland County, S.C.; attended South Carolina Coeducational Institute, Edgefield, S.C.; graduated from Greenville Female College, Greenville, S.C., 1907; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Allard H. Gasque, (September 13, 1938-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for election to the Seventy-sixth Congress; author; lecturer; died on November 2, 1989, in Cedar Tree Plantation, Ridgeway, S.C.


Bibliography

”Elizabeth Hawley Gasque” 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.