Fast Facts about Firsts for Women in
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Margaret Chase Smith

Margaret Chase Smith 

Margaret Chase Smith—(1897-1995)—She was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. House and the Senate. She was also the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. Presidency in 1964 at the Republican convention. When she left office, Smith had the record as the longest-serving female senator in United States history, ranking 11th in seniority among the members of the Senate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Chase_Smith