Millicent Hammond FENWICK, Congress, NJ (1910-1992)
FENWICK, Millicent Hammond, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City, February 25, 1910; attended Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Va., 1923-1925; attended Columbia University and New School for Social Research in New York City, 1933, 1942; held position of associate editor in New York publications firm, 1938-1952; member, board of education, Bernardsville (N.J.), 1938-1947, and Borough Council, 1958-1964; member, New Jersey Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1958-1974; member, New Jersey general assembly, 1970-1973; served as director of New Jersey Consumer Affairs, 1973-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; United States representative, with rank of ambassador, to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, June 13, 1983, to March 1987; was a resident of Bernardsville, N.J., until her death there on September 16, 1992.
BibliographyFenwick, Millicent. Speaking Up. Foreword by Norman Cousins. New York: Harper and Row, 1982; Schapiro, Amy. Millicent Fenwick: Her Way. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present