Emily Couric

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Emily Couric
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 10, 1996 – October 18, 2001
Preceded by Edgar S. Robb
Succeeded by R. Creigh Deeds
Personal details
Born (1947-06-05)June 5, 1947
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died October 18, 2001(2001-10-18) (aged 54)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) George A. Beller
Alma mater Smith College
Occupation Journalist

Emily Couric (June 5, 1947[1] – October 18, 2001) was a Virginia Democratic state senator[2] from Charlottesville.

Couric was born to Elinor (Hene) Couric, a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric, a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and United Press International in Washington, D.C.. Although her mother was Jewish, Couric was raised as a Presbyterian. Couric's maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. Couric is the sibling of Clara Couric Batchelor, John M. Couric, Jr., and former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Health System's hospital, pays tribute to Couric's efforts to obtain funds for cancer care and research in Virginia.


  1. ^ "Emily Couric" at findagrave.com.
  2. ^ "Emily Couric, 54, Virginia State Senator", The New York Times, October 19, 2001

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