THE CONGRESS: Widow's Might

A new face appeared in Congress last week—and a pretty one. Katharine Edgar Byron was the fifth Congressional widow to take her seat in the 77th Congress. (Altogether, nine Congressmen wear skirts.) Unlike her distinguished widowed colleagues, Senator Hattie Caraway, Representatives Margaret Smith, Frances Bolton, Mrs. Byron did not slide easily into her late husband's place. She won it the hard way—by licking a veteran, C.I.0.-backed opponent.*

A few days after Maryland's Representative William Devereux Byron died in a plane crash last March, Mrs. Byron gave Maryland party bosses a hearty laugh by announcing her candidacy "to carry on Bill's work."...

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