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Women in Congress, 1917-1990 DIANE Publishing Company

Women in Congress, 1917-1990

DIANE Publishing Company

Published April 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780788142567
Paperback
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 womans suffrage &MoreSince 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 womans suffrage & 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 & 16 senators, including two who were previously Members of the House, who have served from 40 states. A photo accompanies each biography.