First Female Congressman
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.
WWI, 2 April 1917, First woman takes seat in Congress, US; Miss Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. | Library of Congress
Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress, elected by the State of Montana in 1917.
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An in-depth biography of Jeannette Rankin, the feminist and pacifist who became…
Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973) - From Montana, the first woman elected to congress in 1917; a few years BEFORE women earn the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment.
Jeannette Rankin's First Speech in Washington. She was the first woman elected to Congress. She represented her district in Montana.