Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for November 7th:
Representative Jeannette Rankin


Representative Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), By Matzene, 1917; Courtesy of the Senate Historical Office

On November 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress, 4 years before woman suffrage was added to the Constitution in 1920 with the 19th Amendment. Since Rankin, there have been nearly 200 women elected to Congress.
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