Hattie Ophelia Caraway

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U.S. Representative(1878–1950)
Arkansas teacher Hattie Ophelia Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932.

Synopsis

Originally appointed in 1931 to fill the senate seat of her deceased husband, Thaddeus H. Caraway, Arkansas teacher Hattie Ophelia Caraway won his U.S. senate seat herself in a subsequent election, making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She later became the first woman in Congress to cosponsor the Equal Rights Amendment.

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