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Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Pickering Rankin was the first woman elected to the United States Congress, in 1916 and again in 1940, from the state of Montana. After winning her House seat in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last." Rankin's two terms in Congress coincided with U.S. entry into both World Wars. A lifelong pacifist, she was one of 56 members of Congress who voted against entry into World War I in 1917, and the only member of Congress to vote against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. In addition, she was the only woman to cast a Congressional vote in favor of the Constitutional Amendment granting women ... more on Wikipedia

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