Margaret Chase Smith and the Four Horsemen of Calumny

Margaret Chase Smith

December 14 is the birthday of an important woman in American politics, a United States Senator from Maine.  Not Olympia Snowe, not Susan Collins—No, it’s the birthday of Senator Margaret Chase Smith.Born in Skowhegan, Maine, on December 14, 1897, Margaret Chase grew to be a talented young woman.  She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse, worked as a telephone operator, and served as circulation manager for the Skowhegan newspaper, the Independent Reporter.  She was an office worker in a l … [Read more...]