Catharine D Merritt (1913 - 1998)

Catharine D Merritt
1913 - 1998
updated February 06, 2019
Catharine D Merritt was born on August 12, 1913. She died on February 14, 1998 at 84 years of age. We know that Catharine D Merritt had been residing in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania 17016.


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Catharine D Merritt died on February 14, 1998 at age 84. She was born on August 12, 1913. We are unaware of information about Catharine's surviving family. We know that Catharine D Merritt had been residing in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania 17016.
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In 1913, in the year that Catharine D Merritt was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1931, when she was 18 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1950, she was 37 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1977, she was 64 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1998, in the year of Catharine D Merritt's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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