Ellen McCormack (1926–)

Presidential candidate

The abortion issue spurred McCormack, a homemaker from Long Island, New York, to seek the Democratic nomination as a pro-life candidate. She became the first woman to earn matching federal funds in a presidential primary, but was eventuall defeated by Jimmy Carter for the party's nomination.




Jane H. Gilroy, "The Ellen McCormak 1976 Presidential Campaign," Catholic Social Science Review


D. Durbin, Patriarch of the American Frontier: The Life of Reverend Father Elisha John Durbin