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Helen Delich BENTLEY

Helen Delich BENTLEY, Member of the House of Representatives. Only Woman to Trek the North-West Passage aboard USS Manhattan, 1969; GOP Woman of the Year, 1972; American Legion Distinguished Service Medal, 1973; Robert M. Thompson Award, Navy League of United States, 1973; Jerry Land Medal. 1974. Newspaper Women's CLub; American Women in Radio and Television; Maryland Historical Society; National Federation of Press Women.

Background

  • BENTLEY, Helen Delich Daughter of Michael Delich and Mary Kovich.

  • Education

    • University of Nevada, 1941-1942; George Washington University, 1943; University of Montana, JB, 1944

    Career

    • Campaign manager, the late Senator James Scrugham, White Pine County, Nevada, 1942. Chairwoman, Federal Maritime Commission, 1969-1976. Chairwoman, American Bicentennial Fleet Inc.

      , 1973-1976. Republican Nominee for Congress, 2nd District, Maryland, 1980 and 1982. Member of the House of Reps, for Maryland.

      Professional career: reporter, Ely Record, Nevada, 1940-1942. Bureau Manager, United Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1944-1945. Reporter, Baltimore Sun, Maryland, 1945-1953.

      Maritime editor, 1953-1969. Television producer, world trade and maritime shows, 1950-1965. Public relations adviser, American Association, of Port Authorities, 1958-1962 and 196467.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Religion

    Greek Orthodox.

    Membership

    • Newspaper Women's CLub; American Women in Radio and Television; Maryland Historical Society; National Federation of Press Women

    Connections

    • father: Michael Delich
    • mother: Mary Kovich
    • spouse: William Roy Bentley
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