LANGLEY, Katherine Gudger, (1888 - 1948)


Katherine Langley congressional campaign card (detail), 1926, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives.

LANGLEY, Katherine Gudger, (wife of John Wesley Langley and daughter of James Madison Gudger, Jr.), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Marshall in Madison County, N.C., February 14, 1888; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Woman’s College, Richmond, Va.; attended Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass.; taught expression at the Virginia Institute at Bristol, Tenn.; moved to Pikeville, Ky., in 1905; vice chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Kentucky 1920-1922; served as the first chairman of the Kentucky Woman’s Republican State Committee in 1920; alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920 and delegate in 1924; chairman of the Pike County Red Cross Society during the First World War; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; railroad commissioner, third Kentucky district, 1939-1942; died in Pikeville, Ky., on August 15, 1948; interment in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.


Bibliography

”Katherine Gudger Langley” 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.