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Women in Congress

Women in the US House of Representatives

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More than 200 women have served in the United States House of Representatives. From 1789 to 1916, the House was all - male. Following is an index of the women who've been Representatives - sometimes called Congresswomen or Congressmen - beginning with the first in 1917. They are listed by the year they first took office.

Jeannette Rankin

Republican - Montana
Served: 1917 - 1919, 1941 - 1943

Alice Mary Robertson

Republican - Oklahoma
Served: 1921 - 1923

Winnifred S. Huck

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1922 - 1923

Mae Ella Nolan

Republican - California
Served: 1923 - 1925

Florence P. Kahn

Republican - California
Served: 1925 - 1937

Mary T. Norton

Democrat - New Jersey
Served: 1925 - 1951

Edith Nourse Rogers

Republican - Massachusetts
Served: 1925 - 1960

Katherine Gudger Langley

Republican - Kentucky
Served: 1927 - 1931

Ruth Hanna McCormick

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1929 - 1931

Pearl Oldfield

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1929 - 1931

Ruth Bryan Owen

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1929 - 1933

Ruth Sears Pratt

Republican - New York
Served: 1929 - 1933

Effiegene Locke Wingo

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1930 - 1933

Willa McCord Blake Eslick

Democrat - Tennessee
Served: 1932 - 1933

Marian Williams Clarke

Republican - New York
Served: 1933 - 1935

Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy

Democrat - Kansas
Served: 1933 - 1935

Isabella S. Greenway

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 1933 - 1937

Virginia Ellis Jenckes

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1933 - 1939

Caroline O'Day

Democrat - New York
Served: 1935 - 1943

Nan Wood Honeyman

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1937 - 1939

Elizabeth H. Gasque

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1938 - 1939

Clara G. McMillan

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1939 - 1941

Jessie Sumner

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1939 - 1947

Florence Reville Gibbs

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1940 - 1941

Margaret Chase Smith

Republican - Maine
Served: 1940 - 1949

Frances Payne Bolton

Republican - Ohio
Served: 1940 - 1969

Katharine Edgar Byron

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1941 - 1943

Veronica Grace Boland

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1942 - 1943

Winifred Claire Stanley

Republican - New York
Served: 1943 - 1945

Clare Boothe Luce

Republican - Connecticut
Served: 1943 - 1947

Willa Lybrand Fulmer

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1944 - 1945

Emily Taft Douglas

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 1945 - 1947

Chase Going Woodhouse

Democrat - Connecticut
Served: 1945 - 1947, 1949 - 1951

Helen Gahagan Douglas

Democrat - California
Served: 1945 - 1951

Helen Douglas Mankin

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1946 - 1947

Eliza Jane Pratt

Democrat - North Carolina
Served: 1946 - 1947

Georgia Lee Lusk

Democrat - New Mexico
Served: 1947 - 1949

Katharine St. George

Republican - New York
Served: 1947 - 1965

Reva Beck Bosone

Democrat - Utah
Served: 1949 - 1953

Cecil Murray Harden

Republican - Indiana
Served: 1949 - 1959

Edna Flannery Kelly

Democrat - New York
Served: 1949 - 1969

Vera Daerr Buchanan

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1951 - 1955

Ruth Thompson

Republican - Michigan
Served: 1951 - 1957

Marguerite Stitt Church

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1951 - 1963

Maude Elizabeth Kee

Democrat - West Virginia
Served: 1951 - 1965

Gracie Bowers Pfost

Democrat - Idaho
Served: 1953 - 1963

Leonor K. Sullivan

Democrat - Missouri
Served: 1953 - 1977

Mary E. (Betty) Farrington

Republican - Hawaii
Served: 1954 - 1957

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