O'Day, Caroline Love

O'Day, Caroline Love (b. Goodwin)

(1875–1943) U.S. representative; born in Perry, Ga. A widely exhibited artist, trained in Europe, she moved with her husband to New York where she became active in social issues and a friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. State associate chairman of the Democratic Party (1932–42), she became commissioner of the N.Y. Board of Social Welfare (1923–34) before going to the U.S. House of Representatives (1935–43), where she regularly supported the New Deal except for military legislation.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.