Full Name: Jeannette Rankin
Profession: 1st Woman Elected to Congress
Why Famous: The first woman elected in U.S. Congress and helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
- 1916-11-07 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative
- 1917-04-02 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) begins her term as 1st woman member of US House of Reps