SIMPSON, Edna Oakes, (1891 - 1984)

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SIMPSON, Edna Oakes, (wife of Sidney E. Simpson), a Representative from Illinois; born in Carrollton, Greene County, Ill., October 26, 1891; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); did not seek renomination in 1960; was a resident of Carrollton, Ill., until her death in Alton, Ill., on May 15, 1984.


”Edna O. Simpson” 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.