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Women in the Senate

There are currently twenty women in the Senate. Find out more about them and their predecessors with the links below.

Origins & Developments

            Landmark Legislation: 19th Amendment
            A Vote for Women

    Senate Firsts

            First Woman to Run for a Senate Seat Nov 5, 1918
            First Woman Senator Appointed Oct 3, 1922
            A Woman Presides over the Senate Oct 19, 1943
            First Woman Elected to Both Houses of Congress Sep 13, 1948
            First Female Pages in the Senate May 14, 1971
            Smith vs. Cormier 1960
            "Year of the Woman" Jan 3, 1993

Women & the Senate

    Women Senators

            List of Women who Served in the Senate
        Featured Senators
            Hattie Wyat Caraway
            Rebecca Latimer Felton
            Nancy L. Kassebaum
            Margaret Chase Smith | Smith's Declaration of Conscience, Jun 1, 1950
            Carol Moseley Braun
        Book Profile
            Nine and Counting

    Senate Staff

            Kate Brown
            Leona Wells
        Oral Histories
            Christine S. McCreary  |   Audio Clip
            Dorothye G. Scott
            Ruth Young Watt  |   Audio Clip
            Elizabeth Letchworth

Art & Photographs

    Paintings & Sculpture

            Women & Senate Art
            Featured Senate Debate: Capitol Artist Vinnie Ream
            Portrait: Hattie Caraway by John Oliver Buckley
            Portrait: Margaret Chase Smith by Ronald Frontin


            Women in the Senate: Former Senators
            Rebecca Felton
            Hattie Caraway
            Margaret Chase Smith

Women in Congress

            Women in Congress
            Women in Congress 1917-, CRS Report

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