March 4, 1916 — Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives. She was elected to a second term in 1940 at the age of 60 and remains the only woman elected to Congress from the state of Montana.

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. March 4, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Yay Montana, and to all the people who supported and voted for Jeanette and what she stood for! Montana, a land of such beauty!

    • March 5, 2018 at 7:15 AM

      I haven’t visited the state of Montana, yet, and the photos that I have seen show a place of wondrous beauty. Thanks for joining the conversation.
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  2. March 4, 2018 at 6:35 AM

    Hurrah for her and for Montana.

    janet

    • March 4, 2018 at 6:58 AM

      An interesting lady and ahead of her time. She was in opposition to two wars at a time when that was a quite unpopular view.
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