Moment in Women’s History…

21 Nov

On November 21, 1922, Rebecca Felton became the first woman to serve in the United States senate.  At 87 years old, Felton took a seat in the Senate as an interim appointment of the Governor of Georgia she addresses the Senate the next day and then yields her seat to Walter F. George, the elected successor.  To this day in 2010, she is the only woman to have served as a senator from Georgia.

Quote of the day:

    When the women of the country come in and sit with you … you will get ability, you will get integrity of purpose, you will get exalted patriotism, and you will get unstinted usefulness Rebecca Felton

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