Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time Great War & Jazz Age (1914-1928)
 
Rebecca L. Felton, 1922
Age was nothing but a number for Rebecca Felton

Enlarge this image
The First Woman Senator Takes Office
November 21, 1922

Rebecca helped her husband plan his strategies. William won the election. He served in the House of Representatives for six years. Rebecca continued as one of her husbandís closest advisors. Women were not allowed to vote then, and few women had roles in politics. People criticized William Felton for including Rebecca in politics.

Rebecca did not stop working in politics. She worked for many different issues such as allowing women to vote and improving public education. After her husband died in 1909, she was still active. She wrote books about life and politics. The books increased her popularity.

Back page 2 of 3 Next



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us