Margaret M. HECKLER, Congress, MA (1931)


HECKLER, Margaret M., a Representative from Massachusetts; born Margaret Mary OâShaughnessy, June 21, 1931, in Flushing, Queenâs County, N.Y.; Albertus Magnus College, B.A., 1953; Boston College Law School, LL.B., 1956; attended the University of Leiden in Holland, 1952; editor, Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law; admitted to Massachusetts bar in 1956; elected a Governorâs councilor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1962-1966; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; Secretary, Health and Human Services, 1983-1985; ambassador to Ireland, December 17, 1985 until August 1989; is a resident of Wellesley, Mass.


âMargaret M. Hecklerâ 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