Shirley Temple’s run for Congress: ‘It wouldn’t hurt to have a woman’s viewpoint’

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Shirley Temple’s run for Congress: ‘It wouldn’t hurt to have a woman’s viewpoint’

In 1967, Shirley Temple Black ran for Congress in California, attempting to become the first woman in the Golden State’s congressional delegation.

“I think men are fine and here to stay but I have a hunch that it wouldn’t hurt to have a woman’s viewpoint expressed in that delegation of 38 men,” she said, according to an Associated Press dispatch of her press conference. “One congresswoman among 38 congressmen is not unfair, fellows.”

She decribed herself as a “Republican-Independent” and pursued the GOP nomination in a special election to replace the late Rep. J. Arthur Younger.

 

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