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fannie salmons

In 1924 Fannie Salmons became the first woman elected to the Escambia County Commission, defeating seven male opponents in a hotly-contested race. She represented then District 1 for one term ending in 1926.


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Sandra day o’connor

Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, who served from her appointment in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to serve on the Court.


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Victoria Woodhull

a stockbroker, publisher, and protégé of Cornelius Vanderbilt, ran for president of the United States on the Equal Rights Party ticket. “I now announce myself as candidate for the presidency. I anticipate criticism, but, however unfavorable, I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.”


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jeannette rankin

Jeannette Pickering Rankin was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana in 1916, years before women had the right to vote in the United States.