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Kathryn T. Niehouse


Picture of Kathryn T. Niehouse
CA Blue Book (19??)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Republican AD-79 13251 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-79 38781 Win
11-05-1946 Republican AD-79 31800 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-79 46988 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-79 43997 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-79 64890 Win

Candidate Biography:

Katheryn Theresa Niehouse
Born: March 23, 1898 in Hillsboro, Indiana
Married: Charles C. Niehouse
Child: Charles Jr.
Died: February 25, 1961

1940: Candidate for U.S. Presidential Elector (Lost)

  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: When Katheryn Niehouse was elected to the Assembly in 1942, she was the last new woman to be elected to the California Legislature for a decade. She was the only woman to serve in the California Legislature during the second half of WWII.
  • SHE STOOD ALONE: Niehouse was one of three legislators who have served as the sole member of their gender in the Legislature at that time. Eleanor Miller was the only woman in the Legislature in 1929-30, 1933-1936 and 1941-42. Kathryn Niehouse was the only woman in the Legislature in 1943-1952. Pauline L. Davis was the only woman in the Legislature in 1961-1966. Additionally, Rose Ann Vuich the sole woman in the State Senate in 1977-78.

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1954)