Chase Going WOODHOUSE, Congress, CT (1890-1984)


WOODHOUSE, Chase Going, a Representative from Connecticut; born March 3, 1890, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; graduated from Science Hill School, Shelbyville, Ky., 1908; graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1912; graduate work at the University of Berlin and the University of Chicago; faculty, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 1918-1925; faculty, Connecticut College, New London, Conn., 1934-1946; managing director, Institute of Women’s Professional Relations, Connecticut College, New London, Conn., 1929-1946; personnel director, Woman’s College, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C., 1929-1934; senior economist, Bureau of Home Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, 1926-1928; consultant, National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, War Manpower Commission, 1942-1944; chair, New London, Conn., Democratic Town Committee, 1942-1943; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1941-1942; president of the Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women’s Clubs, 1943-1948; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; executive director, women’s division, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C., 1947-1948; visiting expert on the staff of Gen. Lucius Clay, Allied Military Governor of Germany, in 1948; elected to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-second Congress in 1950; special assistant to the Director of Price Stabilization, 1951-1953; member, Connecticut state Constitutional Convention, 1965; died on December 12, 1984, in New Canaan, Conn.


”Chase Going Woodhouse” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present