Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973

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Dates:
Birth 1880-06-11
Death 1973-05-18
Americans

Biographical notes:

A pacifist and feminist (B.A., University of Montana, 1902) Rankin was the first congresswoman, representing Montana in 1917-1919 and in 1941-43; she was the only Member of Congress to vote against U.S. participation in both world wars. In the 1920s she worked for the National Consumers' League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and founded the Georgia Peace Society. In the 1930s, she worked for the National Council for Prevention of War. From 1945 to the early 1970s, she traveled extensively, especially in India, opposed the Vietnam War, and worked for the Equal Rights Amendment.

From the description of Papers, 1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007879

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--Public opinion
  • Presidents--Election
  • Women and peace--History--Sources
  • Electoral college
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Suffragists--History--Sources
  • Women in politics
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Women and war
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Farmers
  • World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
  • Women--Political activity
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Sources
  • Peace movements--History--Sources
  • Preferential ballot
  • Pacifists--History--Sources
  • World War, 1914-1918--Sources
  • Government and Politics
  • Pacifism
  • Legislators
  • Peace--Government policy
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • Women legislators--Correspondence
  • Political Campaigns
  • Women and peace
  • Women's rights
  • Peace movements
  • Women
  • Droughts
  • Montana
  • World War, 1914-1918--Protest movements
  • World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements
  • World War, 1939-1945--Sources
  • Children--Employment
  • Draft
  • Prohibition

Occupations:

  • Legislators
  • Feminists
  • Pacifists
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Missoula County, MT, US
  • Carmel, CA, US
  • Montana, MT, US