State Voters Send Woman To Congress; Political Makeup Remains The Same

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State Voters Send Woman To Congress; Political Makeup Remains the Same DETROIT, Nov. 8 (JPh-Michigan' (JPh-Michigan' (JPh-Michigan' voters sent their first woman to congress but did not alter the po litical makeup of their delegation, nearly complete returns snowea today. today. There will be four new faces in cluding that of Miss Ruth Thomp son of Whitehall m the group. Ana there still will be 12 Republicans and five Democrats. Miss Thomnson was one of three Republicans pressed bv their rivais. Only one Democrat Rep. Louis C. Rabaut m the embattled 14th dis trict was pushed by the opposition. Republicans grabbed on both tne house seats vacated by G. O. P. members and the Democrats maintained maintained control of two other districts where new congressmen were certain certain to be elected. Miss Thompson's margin over Noel P. Fox. Gov. Williams appointee appointee as chairman of the state labor labor mediation board, was the closest of all. With four-fifths four-fifths four-fifths of the bal lots counted, she held less than a 5,000-vote 5,000-vote 5,000-vote edge over Fox. Both Miss Thompson and Fox were well known in the ninth dis trict, where Rep. Albert J. Engel resigned in an unsuccessful bid for the governorship. Miss Thompson, a Whitehall attorney, attorney, has served 12 years as Mus- Mus- ' See CONGRESS Page 2 InghamGOP Victorious Republicans Count 2 New Officials in Ranks as

Clipped from Lansing State Journal08 Nov 1950, WedPage 1

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan)08 Nov 1950, WedPage 1
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