Chase Going Woodhouse (1890-1984)
First female Democrat elected Secretary of the State of Connecticut & first female Democrat to represent Connecticut in Congress (Inducted 1994)
This was the home of Chase Going Woodhouse, an economics professor at Connecticut College who served for two nonconsecutive terms in Congress. She held a seat on the Banking and Commerce Committee. She first ran for the office of Secretary of the State of Connecticut in 1940. She was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946 and then again in 1950. Woodhouse held leadership positions with the Institute of Women's Professional Relations, the Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs, the International Association of University Women, the Connecticut League of Women Voters, the Auerbach Service Bureau, and the Connecticut War Labor Board. The Woodhouse residence is located at 242 Scotland Road in Baltic.
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