Frances Payne Bolton Edit Profile
Student Mannes Music School, New York City. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University, 1940, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1942, Fenn College, 1953, Oberlin College, 1953, Heidelberg College, 1954, Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, 1957, U. Maine, 1960. Doctor of Humane Letters, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1944, Kenyon College, 1947, College Wooster, 1948, Western Reserve University, 1944.
Tuskegee Institute, 1957, Johns Hopkins, 1959, others.
Member 76th to 89th Congresses, 22d Ohio District. Ranking Republican member foreign affairs committee. United States delegate 8th General Assemby United Nations, 1953.
First woman member Congress to head mission abroad, 1955. United States delegate British-American Parliamentary Conference, 1961. Alternate delegate North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Conference, Paris, 1966.
United States delegate Ghana Independence ceremonies, 1957. United States delegate to Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 1966.
Member 76th to 89th Congresses, 22d Ohio District. Member foreign affairs committee. Member Republican State Central Committee, 1938-1940.
Member Republican Executive Committee Cuyahoga County. Vice regent from Ohio, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association in charge of George Washington National Shrine at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Member D.A.R., American Social Hygiene Association (Vice-President, honorary.
Member), National League for Nursing (honorary), Society Women Geographers, Alumni Association Army School Nursing, Edward Angle Society Orthodontia (honorary), Capitol Hill Associates (board), League Women Voters, United States Capitol History Society. Member Alpha Iota, Beta Sigma Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Gamma, Theta Sigma Phi. Clubs: Women’s City (Cleveland).
Married Chester Castle Bolton, September 14, 1907. Children: Charles Bingham, Kenyon Castle, Oliver Payne (deceased), Elisabeth (deceased).
Officer French Legion of Honor, 1956. Award for achievement in government Zonta International 1956. Service plaque State Department, 1961.
Community service plaque Veterans of Foreign Wars Cleveland, 1961, award, 1963. Distinguished Achievement award National Association Colored Women’s Clubs, 1963. Award Operation Crossroads Africa, 1965.
Named honorary flight nurse United States Air Force, 1968, others. Honorary fellow Cleveland Medical library association.