We take our name from Margaret "Maggie" Chase Smith, the first woman elected to both houses of Congress. Maggie served in the U.S. House from 1940 - 1948 and the U.S. Senate from 1948 - 1972
Maggie became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the presidency by either of the two major parties in 1964.
A trailblazer who served on the Appropriations and Armed Services panels and a crusader for free speech, Margaret Chase Smith was one of the first to oppose Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Maggie represents one of the earliest and most enduring female voices in American political life.