Jeannette Rankin date of birth:

June 11, 1880

How old was Jeannette Rankin when died?


Where was Jeannette Rankin born?

Missoula, Montana

When did Jeannette Rankin die?

May 18, 1973

What is Jeannette Rankin nationality?


What is Jeannette Rankin's occupation?

Social worker, activist

Short Biography

Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) became the first woman to hold a high government office in the United States when, in 1916, she was elected to the United States Congress from the state of Montana. After winning her House seat in 1916, she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last." She also was elected in 1940.