Margaret M. Heckler

Margaret Mary Heckler is a Republican politician from Massachusetts who served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967–83 and was later the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Ambassador to Ireland under President Ronald Reagan. After her defeat in 1982, no woman would be elected to Congress from Massachusetts until Niki Tsongas in a special election in 2007. Wikipedia*

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Margaret M. Heckler has nine videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 House Proceeding as a Republican Representative for Massachusetts's 10th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2000 with an average of 169 views per program. Most common tag: Gender Issues.

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Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services March 9, 1983 - December 13, 1985 Videos: 6 U.S. Representative, R-MA 10th January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1983 Videos: 1

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