H. R. 447



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To increase benefits under the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance System, to provide child's insurance benefits beyond age 18 while in school, to provide widow's benefits at age 60 on a reduced basis, to provide benefits for certain individuals not otherwise eligible at age 72, to improve the actuarial status of the Trust Funds to extend coverage, and for other purposes.


Florence P. Dwyer, New Jersey Representative of the 89th Congress, 1st session


Congress; Committee on Ways and Means

Creation Date

January 4, 1965

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Florence Price Dwyer was the second woman–and first Republican woman–elected to Congress from New Jersey. She served in the House from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1973. She was an advocate for women’s rights and a critic of the Vietnam War. Dwyer’s papers include records of public service, correspondence with peers and constituents, printed material, and memorabilia documenting her career as a member of the United States Congress. The congresswoman frequently corresponded with the residents of Essex and Union counties about the legislation of the mid-twentieth century within the federal and state government.

Inventory Location

Bay 2, Column 9, Public Service, Box 1


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

H. R. 447