Katharine Edgar BYRON, Congress, MD (1903-1976)


BYRON, Katharine Edgar, (wife of William Devereux Byron, mother of Goodloe Edgar Byron, and granddaughter of Louis Emory McComas), a Representative from Maryland; born in Detroit, Mich., October 25, 1903; attended the public schools, Westover School, Middlebury, Conn., and Holton Arms School, Washington, D.C.; moved to Williamsport, Md., in 1922; chairman of Red Cross flood disaster committee of Williamsport in 1936; town commissioner of Williamsport 1938-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress, by special election, May 27, 1941, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, William D. Byron, and served from May 27, 1941, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; retired and resided in Washington, D.C., where she died December 28, 1976; interment in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport, Md.


âKatharine Edgar Byronâ 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