WOMEN: Widow Wins

The Fourth Congressional District of California (part of the City of San Francisco) elected Florence Prag Kahn, widow of Congressman Julius Kahn (TIME, Dec. 29), to succeed him in the House of Representatives.

Mrs. Kahn will be the second woman in the next House, the other woman member being Mrs. Mary T. Norton, New Jersey Democrat. The only woman in the present Congress is Mrs. Mae E. Nolan, who succeeded her late husband from another Congressional District in San Francisco immediately adjoining that of the Kahns.

Julius' Kahn, long Chairman of the House...

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