For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.
Time, September 5, 1960
Cover illustration: Boris Chaliapin
Margaret Chase Smith was a Republican U.S. Congresswoman (1940-49) and Senator (1949-1973) from Maine. In 1964 she became the first woman to have her name entered in nomination for President at a major party convention.
In 1960, Margaret Chase Smith ran against Democratic candidate Lucia Cormier in the Maine U.S. Senate election. It was the first time that two woman ran against each other in a Senate race.