Jeannette Rankin

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Jeannette Rankin
Jeannette Rankin, Bain News Service, facing front.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJacob Thorkelson
Succeeded byMike Mansfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Serving with John Evans
Preceded byTom Stout
Succeeded byJohn Evans (1st district)
Carl Riddick (2nd district)
Personal details
Born
Jeannette Pickering Rankin

(1880-06-11)June 11, 1880
Missoula County, Montana Territory, U.S.
DiedMay 18, 1973(1973-05-18) (aged 92)
Carmel, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Montana
Columbia University
University of Washington

Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights activist. She was the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940.

Rankin died on May 18, 1973, at age 92, in Carmel, California.[1]

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  1. "Ex-Rep. Jeannette Rankin Dies. First Woman in Congress, 92. A Long Active Life Denounced Vietnam War. Suffragist Leader Was Only Member Voting Against U.S. Entry to Both World Wars". New York Times. May 20, 1973. Retrieved February 21, 2015. Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in the United States Congress and the only Representative who voted against the nation's entry into World Wars I and II, died Friday night at her apartment in Carmel, Calif. She was 92 years old. ...