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educator , legislator

Frances Goehring Swayze, American Legislator, educator. Named Mother of the Year, State of Washington, 1955. Freeholder City of Tacoma, 1948, 52; delegate Methodist Church General Conference, 1950-1954; chairman Commision on Status of Women of the Methodist Church, 1951-1952. Member Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women's Association, Avon Study Club, PiBeta Phi.

Background

Swayze, Frances Goehring was born on February 11, 1901 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Daughter of William Alfred and Lilian (Huff) Goehring.

Education

Bachelor, U. Puget Sound, 1922.

Career

Dean of women, U. Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1955-1956; assistant to president, U. Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1957-1965; state representative, State of Washington Legislature, Olympia, 1952-1965; training officer, State of Washington Legislature, Olympia, 1965-1971; retired, State of Washington Legislature, Olympia, 1971.

Membership

Freeholder City of Tacoma, 1948, 52. Delegate Methodist Church General Conference, 1950-1954. Chairman Commision on Status of Women of the Methodist Church, 1951-1952.

Member Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women's Association, Avon Study Club, PiBeta Phi.

Connections

Married THomas A. Swayze Senior, July 8, 1924 (deceased October 1961). Children: Shirley, Gretchen, Thomas A. Junior, Suzanne, George.

father:
William Alfred Goehring

mother:
Lilian (Huff) Goehring

spouse:
THomas A. Swayze Senior

children:
Shirley Swayze

Gretchen Swayze

Thomas A. Junior Swayze

Suzanne Swayze

George Swayze