Maurine Brown NEUBERGER, Congress, OR

Senate Years of Service:

NEUBERGER, Maurine Brown, (wife of Richard L. Neuberger), a Senator from Oregon; born Maurine Brown, January 9, 1907, in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Oreg.; attended the public schools, Oregon College of Education at Monmouth 1922-1924, the University of Oregon 1928-1929, and the University of California at Los Angeles 1936-1937; teacher in Oregon public schools 1932-1944; member, State house of representatives 1951-1955; writer and photographer; member, board of directors, American Association for the United Nations; elected in a special election on November 8, 1960, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Richard L. Neuberger, and served from November 9, 1960, to January 3, 1961; also elected in 1960 for the term commencing January 3, 1961, and ending January 3, 1967; was not a candidate for reelection in 1966; lecturer on consumer affairs and the status of women; teacher of American government at Boston University, Radcliffe Institute, and Reed College; was a resident of Portland, Oreg., until her death on February 22, 2000; interment in Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Neuberger, Maurine B. Smoke Screen: Tobacco and the Public Welfare. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1963; Neuberger, Richard L. Adventures in Politics: We Go to the Legislature. New York: Oxford Press, 1954.

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