100 Years Ago First Woman Elected to Congress

Jeanette Rankin (R) from Montana was elected to the House by Montana on November 7, 1916.

Sixteen years after Rankin was elected, Hattie Wyatt Caraway (D-Ark.) won her campaign to become the first elected female senator. In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. In 1993, Janet Reno, who died Monday, was appointed as the first female attorney general.

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100 years later we get to president.  Who says we’re moving too slowly?

 

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