Entwistle Family History Association - History & Genealogy of an Ancient Lancashire Family

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Anniversary 2: 1916 – First woman elected to Congress in USA

Anniversary 2: 1916 – First woman elected to Congress in USA

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Jeanette Rankin portrait by Sharon Sprung

1916 – USA – Representative Jeanette Rankin

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First woman MP in UK

1919 – UK – Nancy Astor MP

Edith Cowan

Edith Cowan – first woman elected to Australian State Parliament

1921 – Australia – Edith Cowan – WA Legislative Assembly. 1943 Dorothy Tangney and Enid Lyons to national Parliament.

Edith MacPhail

Agnes MacPhail – first woman member of Canadian House of Commons

1921 – Canada – Agnes MacPhail

Elizabeth McCombs

Elizabeth MacCombs, first woman Member of New Zealand Parliament

1933 – New Zealand – Elizabeth McCombs