Jeannette Rankin

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This is a photo of Jeannette Rankin added by Ancient Faces on December 25, 2011.

A pacifistic, Jeanette was in Congress (elected in 1916 and 1940) for the beginning of WW1 and WW2. Both times, she voted against a declaration of war.

In 1914, Montana became the 7th state to grant women the right to vote. An active and outspoken advocate of women's suffrage, Jeanette's run for Congress was financed and managed by her brother Wellington, an influential member of the Montana Republican Party. She won and became the first woman to hold federal office in the United States - and the last one to be a representative from Montana (to date).
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Jun 11, 1880 - May 18, 1973
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Updated Sep 03, 2020

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