Ivy Baker Priest
was an American political figure. Born in Kimberly, Utah
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, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Priest ran for Congress in Utah
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on the Republican ticket in 1934 and 1950, losing both times. However, she became nationally known by serving as Treasurer of the United States
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under President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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from January 28, 1953 to January 29, 1961, at which time her signature appeared on all U.S. currency. She was later elected as a Republican
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to the office of California State Treasurer
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, serving two terms from 1967 until her death in 1975.
Priest was the mother of Pat Priest, an actress best known for playing Marilyn Munster in the 1960s television show The Munsters
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On 7 Dec 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT, she was married to Roy Fletcher Priest. He was born on 3 Jan 1884 and died on 11 June 1959 in Arlington, VA. He was buried in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.
On 20 June 1961 in Los Angeles, CA, she was married to Sidney Stevens. His original surname was Silberman. He was born 3 Nov 1902 and was the son of Samuel and Ida (Blasberg) Silberman. He died on 2 March 1972 and was buried in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.
She died in Los Angeles, CA and was buried in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.
"We women don't care too much about getting our pictures on money as long as we can get our hands on it."
"We seldom stop to think how many peoples' lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed."
"The World is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning."