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1992 Press Photo Millicent Fenwick, model, editor, author & later congresswoman

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Mrs. Fenwick Went To Washington profiles one of the most outspoken women in American political history- Millicent Fenwick of New Jersey. Serving four terms in Congress, Fenwick was known as the "Conscience of Congress" and was the inspiration for "Doonesbury"'s the Honorable Lacey Davenport. (6/26/91, 9:30 p.m. ET, 30 minutes) Bernardsville, N.J.- AP- Millicent Fenwick who became a congresswoman at an age when most people retire and who inspired a comic- strip character with her outspoken ways and stylish manner, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 82. She died at her home in this affluent northern New Jersey suburb said Hugh Fenwick Jr. Her health had been gradually declining for about a year and "her heart just stopped beating" at 4 a.m., he said. Fenwick gained fame in the 1970's for her independence and outspoken insistence on high ethical standards and prudent spending. The former model, editor and author of an etiquette book, also was known as a pipe smoker, and as the inspiration for Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" cartoon character, Lacey Davenport

Photo measures 8 x 10 inches. Photo is dated 09-16-1992.

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