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Collection National Woman's Party Congressional Voting Card Collection
Catalog Number 1928.003.001
Object Name Card, Congressional Voting
Title Article about Representative Ruth Bryan Owen, n.d.
Date 1928 ca.
Dates of Creation n.d.
Year Range from 1928
Year Range to 1928
Scope & Content Congressional Voting Card file, 1915-1932
The following is pasted on a 5" x 8" paper card:

Handwritten in ink at top of card: Owen, Ruth Bryan -- 4th Fla.

Ruth Bryan Owen, Democrat, of Miami, Fla.; born in Jacksonville, Ill., October 2, 1885, daughter of William Jennings Bryan and Mary Baird Bryan; educated in the public schools, Monticello Seminary, and University of Nebraska; received honorary degree of doctor of laws from Rollins College in 1927; widow of Maj. Reginald Altham Owen, M.C., Royal Engineers, British Army, son of Sir Theodore Owen; has four children -- Ruth (Mrs. William Painter Meeker), John Bryan, Reginald Bryan, and Helen Rudd; was a member of the executive committee of the American Women's War Relief Fund in London, England, which financed and operated the American Women's War Hospital at Paignton, Devonshire; served as a war nurse in the aid detachment in the Egypt-Palestine campaign, 1915 to 1918; vice president of the board of regents of the University of Miami and member of the faculty from 1926 to 1929; member from Florida in the National Council of Child Welfare; elected to Seventy-first Congress, November 6, 1928, by a majority of 30, 842, receiving 67.130 votes, and her Republican opponent, William C. Lawson, 36,288 votes.
People Owen, Representative Ruth B., 1885-1954
Subjects Congressional Card Index
Congressmen
Florida
Lobby cards
Lobbying
Owen, Representative Ruth B., 1885-1954
Search Terms Congressional Card Index
Congressmen
Florida
Lobby cards
Lobbying
Owen, Representative Ruth B., 1885-1954