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Designating August 26 of each year as "Women's Equality Day".
Florence P. Dwyer, New Jersey Representative of the 92nd Congress, 1st session
Congress, Committee on the Judiciary
July 27, 1971
Bay 2, Column 9, Public Service, Box 1
Dwyer, Florence P., "H. J. RES. 808" (1971). Florence Dwyer Congressional Bills 1971. 50.
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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.