Evelyn C. Condon, 91, a former newspaper woman who was active in Democratic Party affairs, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at the National Lutheran Home for the Aged in Washington.
Mrs. Condon was born in Washington and was a member of the sixth generation of her family to live here.
She began her newspaper career in 1914 as assistant society editor of the old Washington Times. Two years later, she moved to the old Washington Herald and was society editor of that paper before and after its merger with The Times to form the Washington Times-Herald.
About 1933, she went to work for the old Wshington Daily News and remained there until 1936, when she joined the Washington Post. She left The Post in 1939.
At one time Mrs. Condon wrote an advice-to-the-lovelorn column under the name of "Annie Laurie." She also wrote articles that were syndicated to other papers and contributed to numerous magazines.
She was one of the founders of the Women's Press Club, now the Washington Press Club.
Mrs. Condon's political career began in the late 1920s. From 1928 to 1933, she was editor of the Democratic Digest, a publication of the Democratic National Committee. In the 1932 presidential campaign, she helped found the Democratic Women's National Council of Washington and the Absentee Voter's Bureau. She was a D.C. Democratic National Committeewoman at the 1936 and 1940 Democratic National conventions and served on the platform and resolutions committee at the 1940 convention.
In 1939, Mrs. Condon moved to Annapolis and remained active in Democratic politics in Maryland for many years.
Her marriage to Richard Coulter Drum Hunt ended in divorce. In 1928, she married Arthur D. Condon. Mrs. Condon returned to Washington to live after her husband's death in 1976.
Survivors include two sons, Frederick Talley Drum Hunt and Richard Coulter Drum Hunt Jr., both of Washington, and two grandsons.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundations, Annapolis, Md.