Book Discussion on Millicent Fenwick: Her Way
Ms. Schapiro talked about her first book Millicent Fenwick: Her Way (Rutgers University Press; February 12, 2003). Ms. Fenwick… read more
Ms. Schapiro talked about her first book Millicent Fenwick: Her Way (Rutgers University Press; February 12, 2003). Ms. Fenwick began her career at Vogue magazine where she worked for fourteen years before becoming involved in the civil rights movement in her native New Jersey. This involvement led her to local and state politics until being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974 at the age of 64. Ms. Fenwick served as Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture from 1983 to 1987, and was the inspiration for a character in cartoonist Gary Trudeau’s comic strip, Doonesbury. The book talks about Ms. Fenwick’s life in politics as well as her beginnings as an affluent child who lost her mother in the sinking of the Lusitania. After her presentation, Ms. Schapiro answered questions from members of the audience. close
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