REPRESENTATIVE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880

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Jeannette Pickering Rankin
(June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973)

Jeannette Rankin is widely known as the first woman elected to
Congress. A Republican, she was elected statewide in Montana
in 1916 and again in 1940. she was the only lawmaker to vote
against U.S. entry into both world wars.

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