Republican Main Street Partnership Mourns the Passing of Priscilla Dewey Houghton

(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, Priscilla Dewey Houghton, the wife of Main Street Chairman and former U.S. Rep. Amory F. Houghton, passed peacefully at her home.  “Main Street mourns the passing of Priscilla, and we offer our prayers and sincerest condolences to Amo and her entire family,” said former U.S Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), President of RMSP.

“She was, for me, the woman for all seasons,” said Amo Houghton.  Amo and Priscilla Houghton married in 1989, just after Amo was elected to the first of his nine terms as a Southern Tier congressman. Their marriage was the second for each of them.

“She was the ideal partner in politics,” Amo said. “She, a Democrat in spirit; I, a Republican. Our goal was to bring both sides together – in Washington, back home in New York and on foreign trips.”

Priscilla Houghton was an arts consultant, producer, playwright/lyricist and writer who published nine musicals. A native of Massachusetts, she was the founder of the Charles River Creative Arts Program in Dover, Mass., which was designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as a model multi-arts program for young people. The program has since been duplicated in 40 other communities across the country.

Along with her husband, survivors include three children, Priscilla, Talbot Jr., and Peter; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Saturday July 14 at 2pm, in Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her honor to Urban Improv, 8 St. John Street, Jamaica Plain, MA., 02130 or donate online at

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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at


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