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|19th United States Ambassador to Ireland|
January 30, 1986 – August 20, 1989
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Robert Kane|
|Succeeded by||Richard Moore|
|15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
March 9, 1983 – December 13, 1985
|Preceded by||Richard Schweiker|
|Succeeded by||Otis Bowen|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Joseph Martin|
|Succeeded by||Gerry Studds|
|Member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council
from the 2nd district
|Preceded by||Abraham Kahalas|
|Succeeded by||John Craven|
Margaret Mary O'Shaughnessy
June 21, 1931
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 6, 2018
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Albertus Magnus College
She served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967 until 1983 and was later the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Ambassador to Ireland under President Ronald Reagan. After her defeat in 1982, no woman would be elected to Congress from Massachusetts until Niki Tsongas in a special election in 2007.
Heckler died at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia from a heart attack on August 6, 2018 at the age of 87.
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