Biography Sketch: Jeannette Rankin

Learn all about Jeannette Rankin in 280 characters or less.
Learn all about Jeannette Rankin in 280 characters or less.

Jeannette Rankin speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1917.

Rankin was a politician and an activist for women’s right. She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress  in 1916 (four years before women were granted the right to vote) and represented the state of Montana. As of 2018, no other woman has represented Montana in Congress.

If I had my life to live over, I would do it all again, but this time I would be nastier. – Jeannette Rankin

 

 

Learn More!

1. Jeannette Ranking Foundation– Dedicated to empowering women through education by providing scholarships & support for women 35+ to build better lives through college completion.

2. U.S. House of Representatives

3. U.S. Senate


 

Learn all about Jeannette Rankin in 280 characters or less.

 

* All images via Wikimedia Commons

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