Who was the first woman in Congress?

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  • Jeannette Rankin correct

    "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last." Those were the first words spoken by Jeannette Rankin after winning her House seat in 1916 for Montana. She is also known for being the only person to vote against going to war on Japan after they attacked Pearl Harbor stating "As a woman I can't go to war and I refuse to send anyone else."

  • Hazel H. Abel
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    Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives
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