NEUBERGER, Maurine Brown (1907-2000)

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.

John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1970. 33 pages.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1979. 92 pages. Association of Former Members of Congress.

Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR
Papers: In Richard and Maurine Neuberger papers, 1954-1966. 13 boxes. Senate files and other papers including press releases and speeches. Topics include agriculture in Oregon, commerce, conservation, public lands, and social security. Finding aid. Also miscellaneous items in various collections.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1966-1969. .5 linear foot. Correspondence pertaining to the activities of the Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969; and Paul Blanshard papers, 1912-1974. Finding aid.

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Papers: 1950-1967. 54 feet. Chiefly Senate office files (1960-1967) including correspondence, press releases, newsletters, statements, campaign records, minor legislative files, manuscripts of speeches, scrapbooks, and tape recordings. Topics include conservation, public power, reclamation, public health, and social security. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Wayne L. Morse papers, 1919-1969. Finding aid.

  • Chamberlin, Hope. "Maurine B. Neuberger: Democrat of Oregon" in A Minority of Members: Women in the U.S. Congress. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1973.
  • Neuberger, Maurine B. Smoke Screen: Tobacco and the Public Welfare. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1963.
  • "Maurine B. Neuberger," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Neuberger, Richard L. Adventures in Politics: We Go to the Legislature. 1954. Reprint. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1972.