Caroline O'Day

Caroline O'Day

Caroline O'Day was born in Perry, Houston County, on 22nd June, 1875. After graduating from the Lucy Cobb Institute she studied art in France (Paris) and Germany (Munich).

A member of the Democratic Party, O'Day was commissioner of the New York State board of social welfare (1923-1934). She was elected to Congress in November, 1934, and over the next few years she played a leading role in the campaign to free Tom Mooney and Warren Billings.

Caroline O'Day, who served in Congress until January, 1943, died in Rye, New York, on 4th January, 1943.

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