People, Jun. 5, 1972

Michigan's Senator Philip A. Hart is

blessed with a wife who is an heiress of a Detroit manufacturing fortune, but Jane Briggs Hart is a far cry from the oldfashioned, self-effacing ideal of a politician's helpmate. A member of NOW (the National Organization of Women), she flies a plane, runs a stud farm and speaks her mind. "The Catholic Church is racist, and its position on birth control is ridiculous," she once told a reporter, though she is herself a Catholic and the mother of eight. Her opposition to the Viet Nam War landed...

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