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Jeremiah Haralson; (Apr.1,1846 –1916), enslaved until 1865, served as a Republican member of Congress during Reconstruction. He was known for being a powerful orator.

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Donald Trump Is a Useful Idiot for Dangerous People

That republican members of Congress refused to air these concerns prior to the election because it would hurt their chances; that Trump encouraged it over the summer suggests foreknowledge; and worst of all, that there are still unreleased documents on the Republican Party suggests that potential leaks can be held over its members as they assume control of Congress and the White House.

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Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R) ME who ran for president and came in second to Barry Goldwater. http://www.mcslibrary.org/bio/biog.htm

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Jeanette Rankin holds an esteemed place in United States history as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only member of Congress to vote against two world wars. Rankin made a name for herself as a skilled lobbyist, organizer, politician, and pacifist.

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John A. Hyman (July 23, 1840 – September 14, 1891) John Hyman, enslaved until 1865, was the first African American to represent North Carolina in Congress, serving from 1875 to 1877 (44th Congress) in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the Manufactures committee. Hyman became active in politics in his twenties, and served in North Carolina's State Senate for six years prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Tammy Duckworth - She lost her legs piloting a Blackhawk helicopter through an insurgent attack in Iraq. In January, using prosthetic legs, she will step onto the floor of the US House of Representatives as the first combat-injured female member of Congress

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Hollyhock House

"Hollyhock House," designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and built in 1921, is now a National Historic Landmark in Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Photo, 2013, by Carol M. Highsmith, part of the Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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Selena Sloan Butler is the founder and first president of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers Association. She was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection in 1929. During World War II, she organized the Red Cross’ first bla...Selena Sloan Butler is the founder and first president of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers Association. She was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to the White House…

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Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep

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