Margaret Chase Smith’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 14, 1897

Death Date

May 29, 1995

Age of Death

97 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Skowhegan, Maine, United States

Profession

Politician

The politician Margaret Chase Smith died at the age of 97. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, this Republican Party politician served as a United States Senator from Maine. Previously, she was a Maine-District Two member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

After graduating from high school, she worked as a teacher and a high school basketball coach. She began her political career in the 1930s as a member of the Maine Republican State Committee.

She ran for the Republican primary nomination in the 1964 United States presidential election.

Born to a family of English and French-Canadian heritage, she and her five younger siblings were born in Maine. She married fellow politician Clyde Smith.

She appeared in a 1952 episode of Faye Emerson’s Wonderful Town.

Quotes

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Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.

Margaret Chase Smith
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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

Margaret Chase Smith
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I always try to think before I talk.

Margaret Chase Smith
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Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought.

Margaret Chase Smith
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Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.

Margaret Chase Smith