All Things Considered, October 16, 2008
Part Four of the National Public Radio (NPR) series “Radio Diaries” highlights the career of Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the presidency by a major political party.
This MP3 audio file features commentary by Janann Sherman, author of No Place for a Woman: A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and Merton Henry, who worked for Senator Smith’s presidential campaign. Mr. Henry is past chair of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Advisory Board.
Listen Now [8 min 14 sec] Margaret Chase Smith: A Free Speech Crusader
Listen Now [3 min 52 sec] Margaret Chase Smith’s Speech Before the Women’s Press Club, January 1964
Link to Margaret Chase Smith Essay (PDF) “These Very Impelling Reasons Against My Running”: Maine Women and Poltics, Volume 17, Issue 2.
Link to biography and video historiography of Margaret Chase Smith.