Jeanette Rankin holds an esteemed place in United States history as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only member of Congress to vote against two world wars. Rankin made a name for herself as a skilled lobbyist, organizer, politician, and pacifist.
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Jeannette Pickering Rankin, the first woman ever elected to Congress. An amazing women even if you disagree with her pacifist views or her votes against war. It took a lot of guts to stand strong on what she believed. Her fights for women's rights before being elected and as a Republican congresswoman deserve recognition.