31 Days of Notable Women- Margaret Heckler, freedom fighter


Massachusetts flagMargaret Mary O’Shaughnessy Heckler (born June 21, 1931), Republican politician from Massachusetts served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967 until 1983. She became the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Ambassador to Ireland under President Ronald Reagan. She was an ardent advocate of women’s rights and the ERA.

Source: http://womenincongress.house.gov/member-profiles/profile.html?intID=104

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