Woodhouse, Chase Going.

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Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1890 the daughter of Seymour and Harriet Jackson Going, Chase Going Woodhouse received a B.A. (1912) and M.A. (Economics, 1913) from McGill University . She studied for her Ph.D. at the University of Berlin (Germany, 1913-1914) and the University of Chicago (1915-1916) and was named a Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Chicago in 1917. Married that same year to Edward James Woodhouse, she accepted a position at Smith College, where she taught from 1917 until 1925. After three years as a Senior Economist of the Division of Economics of the Bureau of Home Economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1925-1928), Woodhouse returned to academia as the Director of Personnel, Woman's College, at the University of North Carolina (1928-1934). In 1934, she accepted the position of Professor economics at Connecticut College, a position she held for ten years. From 1941-1943 she also served as the Secretary of the State of Connecticut and published a book, The Big Store, in 1943. Woodhouse was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1945 and served two terms (1945-1947, 1949-1951). For much of the remainder of her career she served as the Director of the Auerbach Women's Service Bureau (1945-1981). Chase Going Woodhouse died in 1984 after a lifetime of dedicated public service.

  • 1890: Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Daughter of Seymour and Harriet Jackson Going.
  • 1907 - 1908 : Student at Science Hill School, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
  • 1912: B.A. McGill University, Canada.
  • 1913: M.A. Economics, McGill University, Canada.
  • 1913 - 1914 : Doctoral student at University of Berlin, Germany.
  • 1915 - 1916 : Doctoral student at University of Chicago.
  • 1917: Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Chicago. Married Edward James Woodhouse, Professor of Government.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Assistant Professor of Economics at Smith College.
  • 1918: Associate Professor of Economics at Smith College.
  • 1920 - 1925 : Professor of Economics at Smith College.
  • 1921: Son, Noel Robert Seymour Woodhouse, born.
  • 1925: Daughter, Margaret Wark Woodhouse, born.
  • 1925 - 1928 : Senior Economist of the Division of Economics of the Bureau of Home Economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • 1928 - 1934 : Director of Personnel, Woman's College, University of North Carolina.
  • 1928 - 1944 : Established and directed the Institute of Women's Professional Relations.
  • 1934 - 1944 : Professor of Economics at Connecticut College.
  • 1941 - 1943 : Secretary of the State of Connecticut (Democrat)
  • 1943: Resumed teaching at Connecticut College; published The Big Store.
  • 1945 - 1947 : Representative of the Second District (eastern) of Connecticut to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1945 - 1981 : Director, Auerbach Women's Service Bureau.
  • 1946 - 1947 : Director, Women's Division, National Democratic Committee.
  • 1949 - 1951 : Second term as representative of the Second District of Connecticut to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1959 - 1963 : Executive Committee, Connecticut Mental Health Association.
  • 1960: Delegate to the U.S. Conference on Children and Youth.
  • 1960 - 1971 : Sprague (CT) Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • 1961 - 1966 : Executive Committee, National Council for Community Service to International Visitors; President (1965).
  • 1962: Governor's Committee on LibrariesGovernor's Committee on a Branch of the University in Southeastern CT.
  • 1962 - 1965 : State Advisory Committee on Unemployment Compensation.
  • 1962 - 1969 : New England Governor's Research Committee.
  • 1963 - 1965 : Board of Directors, Connecticut Federation of Planning and Zoning Agencies. Steering Committee, Connecticut Mental Health Planning Project. Advisory Council to State Board of Mental Health.
  • 1963 - 1973 : Board of Directors, Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.
  • 1964 - 1974 : Executive Committee, National Mental Health Association.
  • 1965: Delegate, State Constitutional Convention.
  • 1965 - 1966 : Governor's Clean Water Task Force.
  • 1965 - 1971 : Chair, Sprague Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • 1966 - 1967 : Chair, Governor's Commission on the Status of Women.
  • 1968 - 1971 : Eastern Connecticut Resource, Conservation and Development Commission.
  • 1969 - 1970 : Connecticut Commission on Housing and New Communities. Connecticut Commission to Plan a Department of Human Services.
  • 1970 - 1971 : Steering Committee, Governor's Committee on Environmental Policy.
  • 1972: Expectation Study Group, Comprehensive Health Planning, HEW.
  • 1973: Winslow Award, Connecticut Public Health Association.
  • 1973 - 1980 : Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
  • 1974: Outstanding Leadership Award in the International Visitors Program, U.S. State Department. Public Service Award, Connecticut Bar Association.
  • 1975: Connecticut Humanities Council. Chair, Commission on Connecticut's Future. Chair, Task Force on Housing.
  • 1981: Distinguished Service Award, Connecticut Magazine.
  • 1982: Ella T. Grasso Award for Outstanding Service to the State.
  • 1984: New Canaan, CT New Canaan Died in New Canaan, CT Honorary Degrees: Albertus Magnus College Alfred University Allegheny College Connecticut College St. Joseph's College University of Hartford Publications: The Big Store Legal Rights of Children

From the guide to the Chase Going Woodhouse Papers., undated, 1900-1984., (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center .)

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