KAHN, Florence Prag, (1866 - 1948)


Oil on canvas, Andre White, 2009, Collection of U. S. House of Representatives

KAHN, Florence Prag, (wife of Julius Kahn), a Representative from California; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 9, 1866; moved to California in 1869 with her parents, who settled in San Francisco; graduated from Girls’ High School, San Francisco, Calif., 1883; A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1887; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress, by special election on February 17, 1925, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative-elect Julius Kahn, for the term commencing March 4, 1925; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-fifth Congress in 1936; died on November 16, 1948, in San Francisco, Calif.; interment in Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, Calif.


Bibliography

“Florence Prag Kahn” 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.