Widow of Congressman Goes to Capital Post

Salem, Ore. (UP)—Mrs. James W. Mott, widow of Oregon’s late Republican congressman, has resigned as vice chairman of the Oregon state central Republican committee and gone to Washington, D.C., to do personnel work for a subcommittee of the armed forces committee in the House of Representatives.

Mrs. Mott has long been active in Oregon politics.  She was the only woman to be elected in the Oregon delegations to the last two Republican national conventions.

Rep. William Hess (R-O) is chairman of the subcommittee.  A ranking member of the main committee is Rep. Carl Vinson (D-Ga), a long-time friend of the Mott family and past chairman of the former naval affairs committee Mott served on when he was in Congress.

Source:  Troy Times Record, August 11, 1954.

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