McMILLAN, Clara Gooding, (1894 - 1976)


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McMILLAN, Clara Gooding, (wife of Thomas S. McMillan), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Brunson, Hampton County, S.C., August 17, 1894; attended the public schools, Confederate Home College, Charleston, S.C., and Flora MacDonald College, Red Springs, N.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress by special election, November 7, 1939, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Thomas S. McMillan, and served from November 7, 1939, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; served in National Youth Administration, then the Office of Government Reports, Office of War Information, 1941; appointed information liaison officer for the Department of State, Washington, D.C., on January 1, 1946, and served until July 31, 1957; resided in Barnwell, S.C., where she died November 8, 1976; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.


Bibliography

”Clara Gooding McMillan” 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.