"Jeannette Pickering Rankin" was the first woman in the United States Congress, elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. After being elected in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."
Rankin's two terms in Congress coincided with U.S. entry into both world wars. A lifelong pacifist, she was one of fifty members of Congress who United States declaration of war on Germany (1917)/voted against entry into World War I in 1917, and the only member of Congress who voted against United States declaration of war upon Japan/declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Jeannette Rankin on Wikipedia.
The individual woman is required a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition.Jeannette Rankin