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MARTHA GIBBONS THOMAS


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Papers of Hon. Barbara McIlvaine Smith, 2007-2010, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.
 

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1923-1924 Republican
1925-1926 Republican
 Counties   Chester

Biography

02/13/1869 - 06/26/1942

THOMAS, ­­Martha Gibbons, a Representative from Chester County; born in Whitford, Chester County, Pa., February 13, 1869; A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1889; farmer; residence hall warden, Bryn Mawr College; chair, Women’s Committee, Council of Defense for Chester County (1917-1919); board member, Chester County Hospital; board member, School of Horticulture for Women, Ambler, Pa.; treasurer, Pennsylvania League of Women Voters; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1922 and 1924; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1926); official hostess, Sesquicentennial Internation Exposition, Philadelphia (1926); president, Women's Club of Chester County (1930-1942); died, June 26, 1942 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.