"Margaret Madeline Chase Smith" was an United States/American politician. A member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party, she served as a United States House of Representatives/U.S Representative (1940-1949) and a United States Senate/U.S. Senator (1949-1973) from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in both houses of the United States Congress, and the first woman to represent Maine in either. A moderate Republican, she is perhaps best remembered for her 1950 speech, "Declaration of Conscience," in which she criticized the tactics of McCarthyism.
Smith was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 1964/Republican nomination in the United States presidential election, 1964/1964 presidential election, but was the first woman to be placed in nomination for the President of the United States/presidency at a major party's convention. Upon leaving office, she was the longest-serving female Senator in history, a distinction that was not surpassed until January 5, 2011, when Senator Barbara Mikulski was sworn in for a fifth term. To date, Smith is ranked as the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Margaret Chase Smith on Wikipedia.
My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned, not bought.Margaret Chase Smith