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Katharine Edgar Byron (October 25, 1903 – December 28, 1976), a Democrat, was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented the 6th congressional district of Maryland from May 27, 1941 to January 3, 1943. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Maryland.
Katharine Edgar Byron
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 6th district
|Preceded by||William D. Byron|
|Succeeded by||James Glenn Beall|
October 25, 1903
|Died||December 28, 1976 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||William D. Byron|
Byron was born in Detroit, Michigan. She attended independent schools during her youth, such as the Westover School of Middlebury, Connecticut, and the Holton-Arms School of Bethesda, Maryland. She later moved to Williamsport, Maryland, in 1922. The Byrons were communicants of Saint John's Church. She was elected to Congress in a special election held May 27, 1941 to replace her husband, Representative William D. Byron, after his death in an airplane crash in Georgia on February 27, 1941. She was not a candidate for reelection and retired in Washington, D.C., which is where she also died. She is interred in Riverview Cemetery of Williamsport, Maryland.
- United States Congress. "Katharine Byron (id: B001222)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Katharine Byron at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
William D. Byron
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th congressional district
James Glenn Beall
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