Yes, yes, she was a Republican. Yes, yes, she served in the Nixon Administration, being the highest ranking woman in his administration (Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission). Picture is from 1988, and yes, my mother bought me a similar blouse with a tie-scarf in one of her attempts to make me dress professionally. But how can you resist this:
She was the first woman to cover maritime news for The Sun and quickly proved she could hold her own on the Baltimore waterfront. In 1954, when a dockworker compared her nose to a ski jump, Mrs. Bentley punched him in the jaw.
Rest in peace, Mrs. Bentley.