Effiegene Locke Wingo Edit Profile
Born in Lockesburg in Sevier County in southwestern Arkansas, Wingo attended public and private schools and Union Female College in Oxford, Mississippi. She graduated in 1901 from Maddox Seminary in Little Rock.
She lived in Little Rock and Texarkana, Arkansas, before establishing her permanent residence in De Queen in Sevier County. She was not a candidate for renomination in 1932. In 1934, Mrs. Wingo co-founded the National Institute of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. She also engaged in educational and research work.
Wingo died September 19, 1962, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, while visiting a son.
Osro Cobb, then a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and later the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, was urged by his party to challenge Mrs. Wingo for the congressional vacancy, but he instead endorsed the Democrat.
Married Otis Theodore Wingo, October 15, 1902 (died October 21, 1930). Children: Janie Blanche (wife of Doctor.