Monday, February 27, 2017

Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin, February 27, 1917

Montana Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin, the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House and the only member of Congress to have voted against a Declaration of War for World War One and World War Two.

Ms. Rankin was as pacifist and obviously had the courage of her convictions.

Her portrait, on this day, a century ago.

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