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Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck

Born: Sep 14, 1882

Death: Aug 24, 1936

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1882
Date of Death : Aug 24, 1936
Birth Place : United States of America

Winnifred Mason Huck was an American journalist and politician from the state of Illinois who became the third woman to serve in the United States Congress, after Jeannette Rankin and Alice Mary Robertson, the first woman to represent Illinois in Congress, the first woman to win a special election for the United States Congress, and the first mother. She was elected to fill the at-large seat of her father, Representative William Ernest Mason, after his death. Huck was born Winnifred Sprague Mason in Chicago, Illinois, and attended public schools in Chicago and in Washington, D.C. She worked as her father's secretary. Huck was elected as a Republican to the 67th United States Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her father. She served a partial term from November 7, 1922 to March 3, 1923, a term which overlapped with the one-day term of the first woman in the U.S. Senate Rebecca Felton. Unlike most first-term Representatives, she introduced several bills.


  • Politician
  • Journalist


  • William E. Mason


  • Robert Huck
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