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Sunday evening before the convention, the RWTF held a general meeting to report on its accomplishments. Of the 100 people in attendance only a few were Republican delegates. About half were NOW members or press.
Audrey Colom, President of the NFRW,
Elizabeth Dalrymple, and Pat Goldman.
Many more people came to its "Salute to Republican Women," a fundraiser held the next evening.
Elly Peterson, deputy campaign manager of the Ford campaign, waits her turn to speak She had been chairman of the Michigan State Republican Party from 1965 to 1969 and co-chair of the Republican National Committee in 1969-70.
Outside the Republican Convention
Inside the Republican Convention
Mary Louise Smith of Iowa was the first and only woman to chair the Republican National Committee. Appointed by Gerald Ford, she served only while he was President.
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