She was elected to fill the at-large seat of her father, Representative William Ernest Mason, after his death. Huck was born Winnifred Sprague Mason in Chicago, Illinois, and attended public schools in Chicago and in Washington, District of Columbia She worked as her father"s secretary. Huck was elected as a Republican to the 67th United States Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her father.
She served a partial term from November 7, 1922 to March 3, 1923, a term which overlapped with the one-day term of the first woman in the United States. Senate Rebecca Felton.
Unlike most first-term Representatives, she introduced several bills. She was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the 68th Congress in 1922, and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for a special election (February 27, 1923) to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative James Mann.
After her term she joined the National Woman"s Party. She later became an investigative journalist, and exposed abuses in the prison system.
Huck died in Chicago, and her ashes were interred in Oakwood Cemetery, in Waukegan, Illinois.