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Ruth Elizabeth "Bazy" Tankersley (McCormick)

Also Known As: "Bazy"
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: February 05, 2013 (91)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Senator Joseph "Medill" McCormick and Ruth Hanna, U.S. Congress
Wife of Peter Miller and Gavin Elmo Tankersley
Sister of John Medill McCormick and Katrina August Barnes

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Ruth Elizabeth "Bazy" Tankersley

Ruth "Bazy" Tankersley (March 7, 1921 – February 5, 2013) was an American breeder of Arabian horses and a newspaper publisher. She was a daughter of Senator Joseph Medill McCormick. Her mother was progressive Republican Congresswoman Ruth Hanna McCormick, making Tankersley a granddaughter of the late Senator Mark Hanna of Ohio. Although Tankersley was involved with conservative Republican causes as a young woman, including a friendship with Senator Joseph McCarthy, her progressive roots reemerged in later years; by the 21st century, she had become a strong supporter of environmental causes and backed Barack Obama for president in 2008.

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bazy" Tankersley's Timeline

March 7, 1921
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
February 5, 2013
Age 91
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States