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First woman to serve in the U.S. Senate...



Item # 672976

November 22, 1922

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 22, 1922  The first column of page 10 has a report in the first woman taking the oath of office as a Senator - Mrs. W. H. Felton of Georgia. Quite historic.

Note: Although notable being the first woman to serve in the Senate, the honor was mostly ceremonial as she served but one day. Rebecca Latimer Felton was the most prominent woman in Georgia in the Progressive Era. At 87 yeas of age she was the oldest freshman senator to enter the Senate. She was the only woman to have served as a Senator from Georgia until 2020.

The issue is complete, and is VERY fragile with chipping around the edges. The noteworthy content is fine, but the margin is closely trimmed. See images for details.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 20th Century