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Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2009
Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2009

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By Jennifer E. Manning (au); Colleen J. Shogan (au)
Year: 2009
Pages: 104
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437929052

A record 93 women currently serve in the 111th Congress: 76 in the House (59 Dem. and 17 Rep.) and 17 in the Senate (13 Dem. and 4 Rep.). The first woman elected to Congress was Rep. Jeannette Rankin (R-MT, 1917-1919, 1941-1943). The first woman to serve in the Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA). A total of 260 women have served in Congress, 170 Dem. and 90 Rep. Contents of this report: Intro.; Historical Overview of Women in Congress;  Female Firsts in Congress; Length of Service; How Women Enter Congress; Women Who Have Served in Both Houses; Women in Leadership Positions; African Amer. Women in Congress; Asian Amer. Women in Congress; Hispanic Women in Congress; Alphabetical Listing.

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