Edith Starrett GREEN, Congress, OR (1910-1987)


GREEN, Edith Starrett, a Representative from Oregon; born Edith Louise Starrett, January 17, 1910, in Trent, Moody County, S.Dak.; moved with her parents to Oregon in 1916; attended schools in Salem, Oreg., and Willamette University, 1927-1929; was graduated from the University of Oregon, 1939; taught school in Salem, Oreg., 1930-1941; radio work, 1943-1947; director of public relations, Oregon Education Associations; Democratic candidate for secretary of State of Oregon in 1952; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968, and served as chairman of State delegation in 1960 and 1968; United States delegate to Interparliamentary conference in Switzerland in 1958; congressional delegate to NATO conference in London in 1959; delegate, UNESCO General Conference, 1964 and 1966; member, Presidential Commission on Status of Women; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955; until her resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; professor of government at Warner Pacific College; appointed to Oregon Board of Higher Education in 1979; was a resident of Portland, Oreg. until her death on April 21, 1987.


Green, Edith. Fears and Fallacies: Equal Opportunities in the 1970âs. Ann Arbor: Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1975; âEdith Starrett Greenâ 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