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Mrs. Rebecca L. Felton
Ms. Felton working tirelessly

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The First Woman Senator Takes Office
November 21, 1922

Rebecca Latimer was born in Georgia on June 10, 1835. She graduated from college and was married to William Felton before she was twenty. She worked as her husband William’s campaign manager when he ran for Congress in 1874. She later became one of the most politically active women of her day. Still, her day was yet to come – literally! On November 21, 1922, Rebecca Felton became the first woman in the U.S. Senate.
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