Jeanette Rankin

Standard Name: Rankin, Jeanette


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Four years before American women won the right to the suffrage (on 18 August 1920) Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to the USCongress .
8 December 1941
US Representative Jeanette Rankin cast the sole dissenting vote in Congress against the American declaration of war on Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.