Maurine Brown Neuberger


Maurine Brown Neuberger
Maurine Brown Neuberger
Maurine Brown Neuberger in 1962
United States Senator
from Oregon
In office
November 9, 1960 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Hall S. Lusk
Succeeded by Mark Hatfield
Personal details
Born January 9, 1907(1907-01-09)
Cloverdale, Oregon
Died February 22, 2000(2000-02-22) (aged 93)
Portland, Oregon
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Richard L. Neuberger
Philip Solomon
Profession teacher
Religion Unitarian

Maurine Brown Neuberger (January 9, 1907 – February 22, 2000) was an United States senator for the State of Oregon from November 1960 to January 1967. She was the fourth woman elected to the United States Senate and the tenth woman to serve in the body. She and her husband, Richard L. Neuberger, are regarded as the Senate's first husband-and-wife legislative team. To date, she is the only woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Oregon.

Contents

Early life

Brown was born in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Oregon. She attended public schools, the Oregon College of Education at Monmouth from 1922 to 1924, graduated from the University of Oregon in 1929 with a Bachelor of Arts. She is an alumna of the Delta Zeta sorority. She then undertook graduate study at the University of California at Los Angeles from 1936 to 1937. Brown was a teacher in Oregon public schools between 1932 and 1944; in 1937, while teaching in a Portland high school, she met Richard L. Neuberger. The couple married in 1945, after Neuberger completed his service in World War II. Richard Neuberger was subsequently elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1948.

Political career

Maurine entered politics herself in 1950 when she was elected a member of the State House of Representatives and served from 1950 to 1955. During this period she was also a member of the board of directors of the American Association for the United Nations. Richard was elected to the United States Senate in 1954. In 1960, Richard died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Maurine then won a special election on 8 November 1960, as the Democratic candidate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband. Hall S. Lusk had been appointed by the governor to the Senate upon Richard's death. After the election, Maurine completed Richard's remaining term from 9 November 1960 to 3 January 1961. At the same time as the special election, she won the general election for the term commencing 3 January 1961 and ending 3 January 1967; she was not a candidate for reelection in 1966. Her activities in government focused on consumer, environmental and health issues, including the sponsorship of one of the first bills to require warning labels on cigarette packaging. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy appointed her to be a member of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.

Later life

Maurine married Philip Solomon M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Physician-in-Chief, Psychiatry Service, Boston City Hospital, on July 11, 1964 in Washington, D.C.; they remained married until 1967.

Following her time in the Senate she was employed as a lecturer on consumer affairs and the status of women, and as teacher of American government at Boston University, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University, and Reed College. She was a resident of Portland, Oregon until her death on February 22, 2000 at the age of 93: interment in Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

See also

References

External links

United States Senate
Preceded by
Hall S. Lusk
United States Senator (Class 2) from Oregon
1960–1967
Served alongside: Wayne Morse
Succeeded by
Mark Hatfield

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maurine Brown Neuberger — (1962) Maurine Brown Neuberger (* 9. Januar 1907 in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Oregon; † 22. Februar 2000 in Portland, Oregon) war eine US amerikanische Politikerin (Demokratische Partei), di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neuberger — is a surname of German origin. It may refer to: Albert Neuberger (1908–1996), British academic, member of the Royal Society Alex Neuberger (b. 1992), American actor David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury (b. 1948), British judge,… …   Wikipedia

  • Neuberger — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Christoph Neuberger (* 1964), deutscher Kommunikationswissenschaftler Herman Neuberger (1918–2005), US amerikanischer Rabbiner Hermann Neuberger (1919–1992), deutscher Fußball Funktionär Josef Neuberger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • NEUBERGER, RICHARD LEWIS — (1912–1960), U.S. senator, journalist, and author. Neuberger, born near Portland, Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon (1935), where he edited the student newspaper. He began writing in 1928, and in 1933 The Nation published an article …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Richard L. Neuberger — Infobox Senator name= Richard L. Neuberger imagesize= 130px office= United States Senator from Oregon party= Democrat term= January 3 1955 ndash;March 9 1960 preceded= Guy Cordon succeeded= Hall S. Lusk office2= Member of the Oregon House of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Hatfield — For the Georgia politician, see Mark Hatfield (Georgia politician). Mark Hatfield United States Senator from Oregon In office January 10, 1967 …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der ehemaligen Mitglieder des US-Senates — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen wichtige Informationen. Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst. Die Liste der ehemaligen Mitglied …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles L. McNary — Portrait by Henrique Medina 3rd United States Senate Minority Leader …   Wikipedia

  • Hall S. Lusk — Hall Stoner Lusk (* 21. September 1883 in Washington D.C.; † 15. Mai 1983 in Beaverton, Oregon) war ein US amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker (Demokratische Partei). Er vertrat den Bundesstaat Oregon für kurze Zeit im US Senat. Na …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of University of Oregon people — This List of University of Oregon people includes graduates, former students that did not obtain a degree, presidents, staff, and faculty of the University of Oregon.The university opened in 1876 and the first class contained only five members,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.