Fast Facts about Firsts for Women in
Government.

Alice Robertson

Alice Robertson 

Alice Robertson—(1854-1931)—She was the first woman to chair the House of Representatives on July 20, 1921. She was the second woman ever elected to congress after Jeanette Rankin. She was also the first woman to defeat an incumbent congressman from the state of Oklahoma.

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