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


Place of Death

Skowhegan, Maine, United States



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.



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

Margaret Chase Smith

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

I always try to think before I talk.

Margaret Chase Smith

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

Margaret Chase Smith

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

Margaret Chase Smith