Rankin Jeannette

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Jeannette Rankin
photographed in 1916

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 (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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