Women in Congress, 1917-1990

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DIANE Publishing, 1997 - 266 pages
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Since 1917 when Jeannette Rankin became the first women to serve in the House of Representatives, 129 women have been elected or appointed to Congress. Their congressional service was a prominent legacy of the long campaign for woman's suffrage and for the acceptance of women in political institutions so long the exclusive domain of men. Included here are biographical essays on the lives of the 115 representatives and 16 senators, including two who were previously Members of the House, who have served from 40 states. A photo accompanies each biography.

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