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  Jeannette Rankin
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress ó and one of the first women in the world to be elected to a major legislative body ó at a time when women could not even vote in most states in the United States.
Rankin was born near Missoula, Montana, on June 11, 1880, the eldest of seven children.
Rankin returned to the national debate in the 1960s when, alarmed by the hostilities in Indochina, she urged women to organize in protest.
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 Jeannette Rankin - Picture - MSN Encarta
The first woman to serve in the Congress of the United States, Jeannette Rankin represented the state of Montana as a Republican for two nonconsecutive terms (1917–1919 and 1940–1942).
Favoring the U.S. foreign policy of isolationism, Rankin opposed the declaration of war against Germany during World War I (1914–1918) and was the only congressional member to vote against war with Japan after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.
In addition to her congressional career, Rankin championed feminist causes, performed social work, and at the age of 87, led a 5000-woman march on Capitol Hill in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War.
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 Jeanette Rankin
Rankin, who campaigned for universal suffrage, prohibition, child welfare reform, an end to child labour and staying out of the First World War, became the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.
Rankin maintained this position and in December, 1941, was the only member of Congress to vote against the declaration of war on Japan.
Rankin was also active in the campaign against the Vietnam War and on 15th May, 1968, at the age of 87, led a women's demonstration against the war in Washington.
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 Georgia Women of Achievement: 2005 Inductee JEANNETTE PICKERING RANKIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jeannette lost her bid for election to the Senate in 1918 and moved to Watkinsville, a small community where she felt comfortable and could strengthen her platform of peace.
Jeannette strongly believed that everyone should be exposed to pacifism, regardless of their level of education, and through these organizations she was able to reach many people across the country.
Jeannette left a portion of her Georgia estate to assist “mature unemployed women workers.” The Jeannette Rankin Foundation was chartered in 1976 with the purpose of helping low-income women over the age of 35 return to college.
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 Jeanette Rankin - MSN Encarta
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), American legislator, born near Missoula, Montana, and educated at the University of Montana and at the School of Philanthropy, New York City.
She attained prominence as a leader of the woman suffrage movement in Washington and Montana and in 1917 became the first woman member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she served until 1919 as a representative of Montana.
Serving again in the House, in 1941 she was the only member of Congress to oppose the declaration of war against Japan; Rankin was thus the only House member to vote against both wars.
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 Georgia Women of Achievement: 2005 Inductee JEANNETTE PICKERING RANKIN
Born on a ranch in Missoula, Montana, Jeannette Pickering Rankin was described as an “active, vigorous child, physically fearless, aware of her own competence and strong in her self-confidence”.
Jeannette’s first vote in Congress would define the rest of her term as she joined 50 other members of Congress in voting against U.S. entry into World War I in 1917.
Jeannette lost her bid for election to the Senate in 1918 and moved to Watkinsville, Georgia, a small community where she felt comfortable.
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 Jeannette Pickering Rankin
Jeannette Rankin was born on June 11, 1880 in Missoula, Montana.
Rankin used her fame and notoriety in this "famous first" position to work for peace, women's rights, against child labor, and to write a weekly newspaper column.
Elected with a small plurality, Jeannette Rankin arrived in Washington in January as one of six women in the House and two in the Senate.
www.csufresno.edu /peacegarden/nominees/rankin.htm   (600 words)

 Jeanette Rankin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jeanette Rankin (1880-1973) was born near Missoula, Montana, attended the public schools there, and graduated from the University of Montana at Missoula.
Rankin, who had not previously identified herself as a pacifist, announced that she could not vote for war and in joining the fifty-six other Members who voted against the war resolution embarked on the cause that would be at the center of her life until her death more than a half century later.
She briefly reentered public life in the late 1960s when a coalition of women organized themselves as the Jeannette Rankin Brigade and marched on Washington in protest of the war in Vietnam.
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 Jeannette Rankin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jeannette Rankin was born near Missoula, Montana, on June 11, 1880.
Although Jeannette lost politically, she participated in the National Consumer's League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, among others.
When she was 87 years old, on January 15, 1968, she led over 5,000 women, the "Jeannette Rankin Brigade," to oppose Indochina's hostilities at the bottom of Capitol Hill.
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 The Jeannette Rankin Story by Stephen Bender
Jeannette Rankin was not only the first, but to the present day, perhaps the most principled and certainly most courageous woman ever to be elected to Congress –; and before the dawn of national women's suffrage at that.
Needless to say, this fact did not particularly endear the eastern wing of the movement to the average hard-drinkin' Western man. On this question, Jeannette tended to soft pedal her support for prohibition, appealing instead in her speeches to miners and loggers to the tradition of the self-reliant western woman.
Like the great Randolph Bourne, Jeannette said later in a formal statement "that we were asked to vote for a commercial war [that] none of the idealistic hopes would be carried out, and I was aware of the falseness of much of the propaganda.
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 Jeannette Rankin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeannette Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first female member of Congress.
Rankin, the daughter of a rancher and a schoolteacher, was born in Grant Creek, Montana.
Rankin died in Carmel, California at the age of 92 from natural causes.
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 Jeannette Rankin and her two 'no' votes
According to them, Miss Jeannette Rankin is of the most modest type personally, and if one will not talk suffrage or some other problem in which she is interested, she will not talk of it herself.
Miss Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives, and Miss Emma Wold of Oregon, technical adviser to the American delegation at The Hague Conference on the Codification of International Law two years ago, left Washington at noon today on an automobile speaking tour in the interest of peace.
After an absence of twenty-two years from the political arena, Miss Jeannette Rankin of Montana, a Republican, the first woman to be elected to Congress, achieved a "comeback" in yesterday's returns which makes her the single addition to the feminine contingent amongst the lawmakers in the national capital.
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 Votes, not Violets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Jeannette Rankin Brigade, the first large group of women to protest the Vietnam War, marched from Union Station to the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 1968, the opening day of the ninetieth Congress.
Rankin was born on a ranch at Grant Creek in 1880, when Montana still was a territory and wide open with possibility for people like her parents, John Rankin and Olive Pickering, who came to this frontier from Canada and New England.
Rankin, who died in 1973, never received the Nobel Peace Prize, and her historic "no" votes didn't achieve in her lifetime what she'd hoped for-the abolition of war as a means of settling international disputes.
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 Jeannette Rankin
Jeannette Rankin, the first American woman elected to Congress, was also well known for her devotion to peace, women's rights, and the elimination of child labor.
Born on a ranch in Montana on June 11, 1880, Jeannette was the eldest of 11 children born to John Rankin and Olive Pickering.
One of the most important decisions Rankin would make occurred in 1917, when she was one of 49 members of Congress to vote against the declaration of war on Germany.
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 Montana Historical Society Press - Jeannette Rankin, America's Conscience
Born in Montana in 1880, Jeannette Rankin's life of activism spanned much of the twentieth century.
A peace advocate during and after World War I, she lead the Jeannette Rankin Brigade during the March on Washington in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War.
Jeannette Rankin was a woman who lived her conscience, and she became America's conscience through her unflagging campaigns for children's protective legislation, women's rights, election reform, and most of all, peace.
www.his.state.mt.us /pub/press/rankin.asp   (255 words)

Jeannette Rankin served two terms, separated by more than twenty years, in the House of Representatives during a lengthy career devoted more to contemporary reform movements than to institutional politics.
Jeannette Pickering Rankin was born on a ranch near Missoula, Montana, on June 11, 1880.
Rankin devoted the remainder of her term to legislation related to her earlier reform efforts.
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 Jeannette Rankin Put Profession’s Ethics Into Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973, the first woman elected to either chamber of Congress, held to her pacifist beliefs throughout her life.
Rankin had run for public office to effect social reform that would assist women and children whose plight she had witnessed first-hand some years before when she discovered the settlement house movement on a trip to San Francisco.
Rankin’s longtime peace efforts attracted the most positive attention at the end of her long life.
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 Special for Missoulian Online - The 100 Most Influential Montanans of the Century
Rankin's passionate proposals taken together with her legislative accomplishments make it hard to imagine that her entire elected career lasted only four years – two terms.
Jeannette, the oldest daughter of seven children, spent her early days on the place north of Missoula.
Jeannette Rankin died in May of 1973, one month before her 93rd birthday.
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 Memorial One
Jeannette Rankin Byers, the oldest of the 12 Rankin Family siblings, would have reached her 89th birthday in July.
She was the Rankin family matriarch since the death of our mother.
Jeannette was a natural born writer as her newsletters will show.
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 Peace is a Woman's Job: Who Was Jeannette Rankin, History and Bio
HOFF: It is fitting that we honor Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) today because she remains one of the most controversial and unique women in Montana and American political history.
Jeannette Rankin runs successfully for a seat in the U.S. Congress and becomes the first woman ever to be elected.
Jeannette Rankin marches with 5,000 women in Washington D.C. to protest the Vietnam War under the banner “The Jeannette Rankin Peace Parade.” She was 88 years old.
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 Daily Celebrations ~ Jeanette Rankin, Win a War ~ May 14 ~ Ideas to motivate, educate, and inspire
Courageous pacifist and suffragist Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880-1973) was born in Missoula, Montana.
Inspired by her early hero social reformer Jane Addams and the support of suffragists, Rankin was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1916 and the only member to vote against declaring war on Japan in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
She re-entered public life in January 1968 when at the age of 87 she led the Jeanette Rankin Brigade of over 5,000 women in a Washington demonstration against what she called "the ruthless slaughter" of the Vietnam War.
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She was a leading advocate for both woman suffrage and world peace and was instrumented in securing the right for Montana women to vote.
Rankin most famous-her lone vote against U.S. entry into World War II-they turn to her youngest years in Missoula, Montana.
Jeannette once said: "Wouldn't it be too bad if we left this world and hadn't done all we could for peace?" She herself had nothing to regret.
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 Rankin, Jeannette - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She voted against the declaration of war on Germany in 1917 and in 1941 cast the only vote in the House against entering the war.
A member of various antiwar organizations, she led (1968) the Jeannette Rankin Brigade, a peace group, to Washington to protest the Vietnam War.
Women Take to the Streets: The Jeanette Rankin Brigade and Their Use of Feminine Style in Protest Against the War in Southeast Asia.
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 Sky Blue Waters Press, books about Montana
Jeannette and her brother Wellington joined a long procession of people who filed sadly into the Capitol.
To Jeannette, they symbolized the possibility that heartfelt debated by self-collected men had reversed the trend toward war.
Jeannette remained silent as she fought to decide how she would vote when the debate came to an end, and glanced frequently at the big clock beneath the press gallery.
www.skybluewaterspress.com /?pageid=50458   (424 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1878-1920 > Jeannette Rankin
What is less well known about Jeannette Rankin is that she is the first woman to organize a major campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Rankin and Margaret Smith followed separate paths: one promoting pacifism; the other advocating military preparedness.
Rankin respected Smith as the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/minute/Jeannette_Rankin.htm   (437 words)

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