Oregon: Mark's Other Woman

After Oregon's Richard Neuberger died in 1960, his vivacious wife Maurine ran for his U.S. Senate seat and easily won herself a full six-year term. Hardly as controversial as her husband, she performed unspectacularly for a couple of years as the Senate's Other Woman, its Democratic opposite number to Maine Republican Margaret Chase Smith.

Then Maurine began to lose interest in Capitol Hill. After marrying Dr. Philip Solomon, a Boston psychiatrist, in July 1964, she set up house in Newton Centre, Mass, (though maintaining a legal residence in Oregon). She spent more and more...

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