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Gladys Noon Spellman

(1918 - 1988)

SPELLMAN, Gladys Noon, a Representative from Maryland; born Gladys Blossom Noon in New York City, March 1, 1918; attended public schools in New York City and Washington, D.C.; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; graduate school, United States Department of Agriculture; taught in Prince Georges (Md.) County schools; member, Prince Georges County Board of Commissioners, 1962-1970; councilwoman at large, 1971-1974; appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1967; president, National Association of Counties, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, until removed from Congress by H. Res. 80, February 24, 1981, due to an incapacitating illness; was a resident of Laurel, Md., until her death in Rockville, Md., on June 19, 1988; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress