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  1. Women Senators Appointed to fill a vacancy on October 3, 1922, Rebecca Felton of Georgia took the oath of office on November 21, 1922, becoming the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. Felton served only 24 hours after taking the oath, but her historic appointment paved the way for other women senators.

  2. Mar 2, 2010 · Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Caraway, born near Bakerville, Tennessee, had been appointed to the Senate...

  3. The first woman to serve in the United States Senate, Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835–1930) of Georgia was appointed to fill a vacancy on October 3, 1922. She took the oath of office on November 21, 1922, and served only 24 hours while the Senate was in session.

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  5. Nov 21, 2022 · The Nation’s First Woman Senator Was a Virulent White Supremacist In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Georgia women’s rights activist and lynching proponent, temporarily filled a dead man’s...

  6. Rebecca Latimer Felton was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Senate, but she served for only one day. Her appearance there began as a political maneuver. In 1922, Thomas Hardwick, Governor of Georgia, wanted to run for a Senate seat in his state. However, he had been opposed to the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in ...

  7. The first female U.S. senator, Rebecca Latimer Felton, represented Georgia for a single day in 1922, and the first woman elected to the Senate, Hattie Caraway, was elected from Arkansas in 1932. Fifty-nine women have served in the upper house of the United States Congress since its establishment in 1789.

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