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Who was the first woman Speaker of the House?


Nancy Pelosi

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?

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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