Woodhouse, Chase Going.
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.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Daughter of Seymour and Harriet Jackson Going.
1907- 1908: Student at Science Hill School, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
B.A. McGill University, Canada.
M.A. Economics, McGill University, Canada.
1913- 1914: Doctoral student at University of Berlin, Germany.
1915- 1916: Doctoral student at University of Chicago.
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.
Associate Professor of Economics at Smith College.
1920- 1925: Professor of Economics at Smith College.
Son, Noel Robert Seymour Woodhouse, born.
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
Expectation Study Group, Comprehensive Health Planning, HEW.
Winslow Award, Connecticut Public Health Association.
1973- 1980: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
Outstanding Leadership Award in the International Visitors Program, U.S. State Department. Public Service Award, Connecticut Bar Association.
Connecticut Humanities Council. Chair, Commission on Connecticut's Future. Chair, Task Force on Housing.
Distinguished Service Award, Connecticut Magazine.
Ella T. Grasso Award for Outstanding Service to the State.
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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