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Who was the first woman Speaker of the House?

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Nancy Pelosi (June 1 2007)

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Question: Who was the first woman Speaker of the House?
Who was the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House in the US Congress?
Answer:

Nancy Pelosi was selected Speaker of the House on January 4, 2007, the first time a woman had held that office.

Nancy Pelosi was also the first woman to hold a party office in Congress (2001, minority whip) and the first woman to head a party's Congressional delegation (2002, minority leader).

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