Educational Resources This page features materials designed to help teachers and students use the information presented in Women in Congress in their classrooms. Featured Search Historical Highlights of the House. I solicit your support wholly on the basis of my eight years in Congress.
Smith served 24 years in the Senate and helped to break down barriers to women in political office. Graves, Dixie Bibb D. First Native American women in Congress.
Collins, Susan R. Glossary What is the difference between apportionment and realignment? Learn about Foreign Leader Addresses. Women in Congress Since 1917, when Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress, a total of 365 women have served as U.
Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar: Long, Rose McConnell D. Having been appointed to fill a vacancy on October 3, Felton's official service began on that date but she served only 24 hours after taking the oath.
Carnahan, Jean D. Feinstein, Dianne D. Documentaries Interviewees Oral History Transcripts. Humphrey, Muriel D. Caraway then sought and won election on her own in 1932.
Senate in 1922. Supporters look on as U. This Web site, based on the publication Women in Congress , contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos. Featured Mace of the U.
Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. A record 127 women will serve in Congress, with 106 Democrats and 21 Republicans — roughly 24 percent of all the seats, according to the Center for Women and Politics at Rutgers University.