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Women in Congress -- From 1917 to Now

Jeannette Rankin

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Jeannette Rankin Rebecca Latimer FeltonShirley ChisholmWomen of the 89th CongressBarbara MikulskiNancy PelosiTammy DuckworthOver the Years

Jeannette Rankin

First elected in 1917, Rep. Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress. Rankin served one term but was elected again 20 years later.

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