Effiegene Locke Wingo

Effiegene Locke Wingo ( born April 13, 1883 in Lockesburg, Sevier County, Arkansas, † September 19, 1962 in Burlington, Canada) was an American politician. Between 1930 and 1933, she represented the fourth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Effegiene Locke, so her maiden name, was a great-great- great-granddaughter of Matthew Locke, a Congressman from North Carolina. She attended both public and private schools as well as the Union Female College in Oxford ( Mississippi). She completed her training in 1901 at Maddox Seminary in Little Rock (Arkansas ).

In 1895 she moved to Texarkana and 1897 to De Queen, Arkansas. Later she married Otis Wingo, a politician of the Democratic Party, who as deputy represented the fourth district of Arkansas in the U.S. Congress between 1913 and his death in 1930. After the death of her husband Effiegene Wingo was elected in a by-election to his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 1930. On the same day she was elected at the regular congressional elections for the period beginning on March 3, 1931 legislative session in Congress. This enabled it to remain in Washington in the House of Representatives between November 4, 1930 and March 3, 1933.

For the elections of 1932, they opted not to run again. In 1934 she was one of the founders of the National Institute of Public Affairs in the federal capital Washington. In the following years it was primarily concerned with educational issues. She lived in De Queen, and died in September 1962 during a visit to her son in Canada.