This is a complete list of women who have served as U.S. Representatives or delegates of the United States House of Representatives, ordered by seniority. Members are grouped by the apportionment period during which such member commenced serving. This list includes women who served in the past and who continue to serve in the present.

1917 to 1932


Jeannette Rankin (1880–1973) - Republican

Montana at-large: March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1919 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the 1918 United States Senate election in Montana First woman elected to a national office


Alice Robertson (1854–1931) - Republican

Oklahoma's 2nd: March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923 Lost reelection
First woman to defeat an incumbent congressman


Winnifred Huck (1882–1936) - Republican

Illinois at-large November 7, 1922 – March 4, 1923 Lost renomination. Succeeded her father in a special election. First woman incumbent defeated in a primary. First woman to win a special election


Mae Nolan (1886–1973) - Republican

California's 5th January 23, 1923 – March 4, 1925 Retired. Succeeded her husband


Florence Kahn (1866–1948) - Republican

California's 4th March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1937 Lost reelection. First woman to be reelected. First Jewish woman elected. Succeeded her husband