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Martha Elizabeth Keys (1930- )

Martha Elizabeth Ludwig was born in Hutchinson, KS, on Aug. 10, 1930. She married Samuel R. Keys in 1949 and received her B.A. from the University of Missoui in 1952. Keys served as the delegate from Kansas' 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-1978, special advisor to the secretary of the Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1979-1980, assistant to the secretary of Education, 1980, and executive director of the Center for a New Democracy, 1985-1987. She married Andrew Jacobs, Jr. in 1976. The Easter Seal Society honored her with the Distinguished Citizen Award in 1978. Her congressional papers were donated at the end of her term in the House of Representatives, in late 1978 and early 1979. Keys is a member of the Former Members of Congress, the American Association of University Women and currently resides in Arlington, VA.

Source of information:

Donor file.

Her papers are divided into two primary series: 1) legislative papers and 2) casework papers. The legislative papers were closed for 15 years, until 1994. The casework papers were sealed for 50 years, until 2029.

57 boxes (90 linear feet) Acc. No. P 88.13