Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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CHURCH, Marguerite Stitt (1892-1990)

CHURCH, MARGUERITE STITT, (wife of Ralph Edwin Church), a Representative from Illinois; born in New York City September 13, 1892; attended St. Agatha School in New York City; Wellesley (Mass.) College, A.B., 1914 and Columbia University, New York City, A.M., 1917; teacher at Wellesley College in 1915; consulting psychologist of State Charities Aid Association in New York City during the First World War; lecturer and writer; participant, through Presidential invitation, in the 1960 White House Conference on children and youth; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; member of the United States delegation to the United Nations fifteenth Assembly in 1961; member, National Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of America; was a resident of Evanston, Ill., until her death there on May 26, 1990; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Ill.

Evanston Historical Society
Evanston, IL
Papers: 1919-1981, 2.5 linear feet.
The collection contains personal and political papers. Documents include programs and announcements of official events, press clippings and releases, speeches, and a book relating to a special political committee (1961). The papers also consist of letters of congratulations from Members of the House of Representatives to Marguerite Church on her retirement from office in 1962, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to her husband Ralph Church's political career (1934, 1938, and 1940), and material relating to Ralph Church's death.


Chicago History Museum
Research Center
Chicago, IL
Papers: In the Sterling Morton Papers, 1885-1961, 33 items.
Correspondents include Marguerite Church. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Pluma Burroughs Penton Batten Papers, ca. 1948-1964, 5.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Marguerite Stitt.

  • "Marguerite Stitt Church" 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: Government Printing Office, 2006.