Marguerite S. Church

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Marguerite Stitt Church
Marguerite Stitt Church.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Ralph E. Church
Succeeded by Donald Rumsfeld
Personal details
Born (1892-09-27)September 27, 1892
New York, New York
Died May 26, 1990(1990-05-26) (aged 97)
Evanston, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ralph E. Church
Alma mater Wellesley College
Columbia University

Marguerite Stitt Church (New York, September 27, 1892 – Chicago, May 26, 1990) was a psychologist by profession who was elected to her husband Ralph E. Church's congressional seat to complete his term, following his death in office. She continued to represent Illinois' 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1951 to 1963. Church was a 1915 graduate of Wellesley College, and earned a Masters from Columbia University in 1917. She was a member of the Methodist Church, The League of Women Voters, The American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Phi Beta Kappa. Church also served on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA. She also served as a delegate from Illinois to the Republican National Convention in 1964.

Church is buried in Memorial Park, Skokie, Illinois.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ralph E. Church
U.S. Representative of Illinois's 13th Congressional District
1950–1963
Succeeded by
Donald Rumsfeld