Sept. 16

Millicent Fenwick CoverIt is 21 years ago today that Millicent Fenwick passed away and 10 years since Millicent Fenwick: Her Way was first published. I cannot believe either milestone. The other thing that always surprises me is that despite the passing of time, Fenwick still makes headlines every election season, at least in New Jersey. We’ll see if the same holds true this year with the gubernatorial race and Frank Lautenberg’s open Senate seat. Ironically, it was Lautenberg’s death this past June that once again revived Millicent Fenwick in print as it was Fenwick that Lautenberg defeated to win his first Senate campaign 31 years ago.  Today we remember the feisty pipe-smoking grandmother and can only imagine what she would do if she was in Congress today.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by stacy on September 17, 2013 at 12:07 am

    10 years! wow congrats it seems like just yesterday.

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  2. And thank you for making sure we don’t forget this New Jersey icon and classy lady. It would have been great fun to watch her on C-Span, and you have to think she would add a little logic and common sense to the discussion.

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