Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Louise Gore (1925-2005)
MSA SC 3520-12064


Born in Leesburg, Virginia, March 6, 1925.  Attended Holton-Arms School and Mt. Vernon Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Finch Junior College; Georgetown University; Bennington College.  Died October 6, 2005, in Washington, D.C. 

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Montgomery County, 1963-67.  Senate, District 3A, 1967-69. First Republican woman elected to the state Senate, in 1966.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Hotel and realty operator.  Member, Board of Directors, Maryland State Federation of Republican Women; National Federation of Republican Women; International Rescue Committee and Care-Medico.  Member, Maryland Historical Trust.  Appointed by President Richard Nixon as ambassador to the United Nations Eductional, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), c. 1969.  Chair, Maryland Bicentennial Commission, 1973-77.  National Committeewoman, Republican State Central Committee of Maryland, 1972-1984.  Republican candidate for governor of Maryland, 1974.  Lost Republican gubernatorial primary to J. Glenn Beall, Jr. in 1978.

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