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MANKIN, Helen Douglas, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.,
on September 11, 1896; attended public and private schools; A.B., Rockford
College, Rockford, Ill., 1917; LL.B., Atlanta Law School, Atlanta, Ga., 1920;
lawyer, private practice; during the First World War was an ambulance driver in
a unit attached to the French Army in 1918 and 1919; member of the general
assembly of Georgia, 1937-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth
Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of
United States Representative Robert Ramspeck (February 12, 1946-January 3,
1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Eightieth Congress in
1946; unsuccessful write-in candidate to the general election for the Eightieth
Congress; died on July 25, 1956, in Atlanta, Ga.; remains were cremated.
BibliographySpritzer, Lorraine Nelson.
The Belle of Ashby Street: Helen Douglas Mankin and Georgia
Politics. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1982.