National Affairs: The Lady from Bar 99

In the U.S. Senate's 165-year history, it has had just seven women members.* Last week an eighth name was added to the list. To fill the vacancy created by the death of Republican Dwight Palmer Griswold, Nebraska's Governor Robert B. Crosby appointed Mrs. Eva Bowring (rhymes with now ring), owner and operator of an 8,000-acre cattle ranch at Merriman, 315 miles northwest of Omaha.

Saleswoman, Horsewoman. The new Senator is a remarkable woman. Married at 19 to a blacksmith, she was widowed at 32 with three small sons. To support them, she became a...

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