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Jeannette Rankin
photographed in 1916


 (răng′kĭn), Jeannette 1880-1973.
American reformer and politician. A leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana, her home state, she later was the first woman US representative (1917-1919 and 1941-1943) and the only legislator to oppose US involvement in World War I and World War II.
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(Biography) Ian. born 1960, Scottish novelist; best known for his series of novels featuring Edinburgh detective Inspector Rebus, beginning with Knots and Crosses (1987)
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Jeannette, 1880–1973, U.S. women's-rights leader and pacifist: first woman elected to Congress; served 1917–19, 1941–43.
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Noun1.Rankin - leader in the women's suffrage movement in MontanaRankin - leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880-1973)
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"I wonder whether it was Alfred Duggins or Sid Rankin? How can one expect them not to, when they only make fifteen shillings a week?
Rankin, now 75, played 71 times for Town under manager Mick Buxton between 1980 and 82.
Cash had been taken ad Rankin was also charged in relation to a separate incident at around 12.40pm on the same night in Linthorpe.
Mr Rankin, 59, grew up in Ballywater, County Down, in Northern Ireland.
Rankin will go up against former international teammates after he turned his back on Ireland to play for England in 2012.
Rankin's comments came ahead of Ireland's one-off Test match against the 2019 World Cup-winner England.
"It was a tough Tour to start with," recalled Rankin. "I hurt my shoulder a few days before the Test.
Rankin will become the first former England player since 1946 to play against the country that handed him his debut.
Going through the boxes after decades collecting dust, Rankin found longforgotten scripts for a sitcom and crime series.
In partnership with Latitude, Rankin will deliver a speech in the Music + Film Arena discussing three decades behind the lens and the creative boundaries between art and artists.
Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Ed Joyce, Andrew Balbirnie, Niall O'Brien (wkt), Paul Stirling, Kevin O'Brien, Gary Wilson, Stuart Thompson, Tyrone Kane, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh