WOMEN: Thomson, Late Candidate

Until last week, Louisiana had not voted on a woman candidate for Congress. Louisiana's first taste of the thing was well flavored. Genevieve Clark Thomson (TIME, March 10), daughter of the late Champ Clark, was a candidate in Democratic primaries for a vacant seat in the House of Representatives.

Evidently Louisiana did not care for the innovation. Mrs. Thomson was defeated, 16,000 to 12,000, by J. Zach Spearing, New Orleans lawyer.


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