Mrs. Medill McCormick (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Mrs. Medill McCormick

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 5063-9


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    • 10/Jun/2017 02:11:53

    I wish they had a bit of biography of these people

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    • 10/Jun/2017 23:53:59

    "US Congresswoman. The daughter of US Senator Marcus A. Hanna, she was educated in private schools in Ohio, New York and Connecticut, and then became owner and operator of a Byron, Illinois dairy farm. Married to Congressman and Senator Joseph Medill McCormick, who was from a family prominent in newspaper publishing, she was also active in newspapers as President of Rockford's Consolidated Newspapers, Inc. Long active in the women's suffrage movement, in 1919 she became Chairman of the Republican National Committee's newly-formed Woman's Executive Committee, serving until 1924. In 1924 she was elected Republican National Committeewoman from Illinois, a position she held until 1928. Her husband was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the US Senate in 1924 and committed suicide in 1925. In 1928 she was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1929 to 1931. In 1930 she was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for US Senator, afterwards returning to her newspaper interests. In 1932 she married Albert Gallatin Simms, Congressman and Republican National Committee member from New Mexico." Her official Congressional bio entry: McCORMICK, Ruth Hanna, (1880 - 1944) McCORMICK, Ruth Hanna, (daughter of Marcus Alonzo Hanna, wife of Joseph Medill McCormick and of Albert Gallatin Simms), a Representative from Illinois; born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 27, 1880; attended Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) School, and Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn.; owned and operated a dairy and breeding farm near Byron, Ill.; publisher and president of the Rockford Consolidated Newspapers (Inc.), Rockford, Ill.; chairman of the first woman’s executive committee of the Republican National Committee, and an associate member of the national committee 1919-1924, in the latter year becoming the first elected national committeewoman from Illinois and served until 1928; active worker for the suffrage amendment from 1913 until the Constitution was amended; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930, having received the Republican nomination for United States Senator, in which election she was unsuccessful; resumed her newspaper interests; married Albert Gallatin Simms, of New Mexico, who was also a Member of the Seventy-first Congress; and resided in Albuquerque, N.Mex.; died in Chicago, Ill., on December 31, 1944; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.Mex. Bibliography ”Ruth Hanna McCormick” 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. see also

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    • 10/Jun/2017 23:58:52

    and Mrs. Medill McCormick and Mrs. [Alice Roosevelt] Longworth leaving Mercy Hospital  (LOC)Medill McCormick  (LOC)Medill McCormick (LOC)

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    • 19/Jun/2017 22:07:26

    Member, like several nearby photos, of Republican Women's National Executive Committee in 1919 and 1920,

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    Greg (LOC P+P)

    • 20/Jun/2017 15:07:41

    Thanks, Art, we can add info to records.