Two Oregon Senators, Maurine Neuberger and Wayne Morse taking a walk with John F. Kennedy
Senator Neuberger was born in Cloverdale, Oregon. She was a teacher in the Oregon public schools between 1932-1944 and met Richard Neuberger and married him in 1945. After her husbands time in the service he was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1948. Maurine entered politics in 1950 when she was elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives and served until 1955. Richard was elected to the United States Senate in 1954. He passed away from cancer in 1960. Maureen then won a special election as the Democratic candidate to fill the vacancy. She served until 1967. Her activities in government included health issues and the status of women which was a break out issue in the early sixties. Neuberger was a close friend of the Kennedy family. She died at age 93 in 2000.