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Who was the first woman elected to Congress?

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Jeannette Rankin

Jeanette Rankin

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Question: Who was the first woman elected to Congress?
Answer: On November 6, 1916, Montana elected Jeannette Rankin, a Republican, to the US Congress. Jeannette Rankin thus became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, and the first woman elected to a national legislature in any western democracy.

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