Jeannette Rankin

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin Full Name: Jeannette Rankin
Nationality: American

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.

Born: June 11, 1880
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, USA

Died: May 18, 1973 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events in the Life of Jeannette Rankin

  • 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

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