Rubin speaks to News Center Maine about U.S. Capitol’s new Margaret Chase Smith Room
News Center Maine reported that Margaret Chase Smith, a groundbreaking politician who represented Maine in the United States Congress for more than 30 years, now has her own room in the U.S. Capitol. Smith was the first woman to serve in both chambers of the Congress, and was the first woman to represent Maine in either chamber. Jonathan Rubin, director of the The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, spoke to News Center Maine about Margaret Chase Smith. “Sen. Smith said, ‘The right way is not always the popular or easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.’ She also said, ‘Public service must be more than just doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation,’” Rubin said. Rubin also encouraged everyone to visit the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan. The Bangor Daily News also reported on the designation and noted Rubin’s attendance at the ceremony.