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Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was a...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold national office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives by the state of Montana in 1916, and again in 1940.
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Students start classes at Jeannette Rankin Elementary

NBC Montana - 12 Nov 2018
For the first time in 90 years on Monday, the doors at Cold Springs Elementary are closed, and the doors at Jeannette Rankin Elementary are open. Teachers and parents could hear the kids' excitement before the day even started. The inside is filled ...
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Jeannette Rankin's pursuit of peace

Billings Gazette - 05 Nov 2018
Before the ceremony, I spent an afternoon at the Billings Public Library to learn more about Jeannette Rankin in addition to her pacifist and suffrage advocacy. I learned she was committed to international cooperation. In 1920, she repeatedly said, “We ...
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Gianforte's fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

Bradenton Herald - 04 Nov 2018
She also would be the first woman to hold the office since Jeannette Rankin left in 1943. Libertarian Elinor Swanson is also on the ballot. Williams, 57, has centered her campaign on the themes of improving health care and access to it, along with ...
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Women in action can make positive waves in politics

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 17 Nov 2018
As mothers to Montana daughters, we have our fingers crossed that perhaps one of our girls will be inspired to be the next Jeannette Rankin. We — and thousands of other mamas across the state — did our part by showing up on Nov. 6, and advocating for ...
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Today In History, Nov. 7: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fremont Tribune - 07 Nov 2018
1916: Jeannette Rankin. 1916: Jeannette Rankin. In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. AP ...
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Thane feels it's time for new administration to take lead at MCPS

KPAX-TV - 14 Nov 2018
That includes the opening of the brand new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School this week, the first new elementary the district has opened in a dozen years. With that huge undertaking entering its final phase, Thane says the next step will be developing ...
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Ask Cokie: Women In Congress

WEMU - 14 Nov 2018
And then finally, in 1916, Montana famously sent the first woman to Congress, Jeannette Rankin. MARTIN: And that gets us to our next question. LEA WILLIAMS: This is Lea Williams in Santa Barbara. My question, Cokie, is how soon after we got the vote ...
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Letter: Congress still needs more women

Concord Monitor - 12 Nov 2018
Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress in 1917. The Montana legislature voted to allow women to vote in 1914, six years before the passage of the 19th Amendment. The United States existed for 144 years ...
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Montana Bookshelf: New and recent titles for November

The Missoulian - 11 Nov 2018
Hundreds responded to the call, including local women and minorities, from the nation's first congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin, to young women serving as combat nurses on the front lines. Additionally, the state provided vital supplies of copper and wheat.
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MCPS Superintendent announces plans to step down next summer

KPAX-TV - 13 Nov 2018
That's put him out front to lead the charge to revamp and rebuild nearly every building in the district, including the construction of the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary, which opened this week. But Thane has been a fixture of MCPS his entire career.
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Montana's US House race close with votes still being counted

Daily Journal - 07 Nov 2018
Williams gave a longer speech and said she was wearing a pin from Jeannette Rankin's 1916 campaign, in honor of the first woman elected to the U.S. House and the only woman that Montana has ever sent to Congress. Rankin was elected first in 1916 and ...
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This day in history

The Boston Globe - 07 Nov 2018
In 1916, in the worst transportation accident in Boston history, a packed trolley ran through a gate and into the Fort Point Channel in South Boston, killing 46 commuters. Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.
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Today in History - Wednesday, November 7

Worcester Telegram - 07 Nov 2018
In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the ...
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Women in Legislature to have modest gain in 2019

Great Falls Tribune - 11 Nov 2018
She noted Montana has not had any female congresswoman since Jeannette Rankin was elected in 1916 and 1940 and “you have to wonder why that It is.” She said before she served in the Legislature one of the things she did to prepare was to listen to oral ...

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