Emily Couric

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Emily Couric
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 10, 1996 – October 18, 2001
Preceded byEdgar Robb
Succeeded byCreigh Deeds
Personal details
Born(1947-06-05)June 5, 1947
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedOctober 18, 2001(2001-10-18) (aged 54)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Raymond Clark Wadlow
(m. 1969; div. 1980)

George A. Beller
(m. 1981; her death 2001)
Children2, including Jeff Wadlow
RelativesKatie Couric (sister)
Alma materSmith College

Emily Couric (June 5, 1947[1] – October 18, 2001) was a Virginia Democratic state senator[2] from Charlottesville.

Couric was born to Elinor (Hene) Couric, a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric, a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and United Press International in Washington, D.C.. Although her mother was Jewish, Couric was raised as in her father's Presbyterian faith.[3][4] Couric's maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. Couric is the sister of Clara Couric Batchelor, John M. Couric, Jr., and former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

Couric died of pancreatic cancer. Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Health System's hospital, pays tribute to Couric's efforts to obtain funds for cancer care and research in Virginia.

Couric's papers are held at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

Before Couric was married to Dr. George A. Beller, she was married to attorney R. Clark Wadlow, with whom she had two children, oncologist Raymond C. Wadlow, and filmmaker Jeff Wadlow.


  1. ^ Resting Places
  2. ^ "Emily Couric, 54, Virginia State Senator", The New York Times, October 19, 2001
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate (November 5, 2007). "Interfaith Celebrities: Katie Couric's Jewish Mom and the Jewish Side to". InterfaithFamily.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Klein 2007, p. 15

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