DWYER, Florence Price, (1902 - 1976)


Handbill, c. 1967, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DWYER, Florence Price, a Representative from New Jersey; born Florence Louise Price, July 4, 1902, in Reading, Berks County, Pa.; attended the public schools in Reading, Pa., and Toledo, Ohio; special courses at Rutgers Law School; State legislation chairman of New Jersey Business and Professional Women; moved to Elizabeth, Union County, N.J.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1944; member of the State house of assembly 1950-1956; United States Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1959-1973; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; retired and resided in Elizabeth, N.J., where she died February 29, 1976; interment in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, N.J.


Bibliography

”Florence P. Dwyer” 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.