Thursday, October 18, 2012

Political Firsts

Here's some Political Firsts for Women

  • 1933 - Frances Perkins is appointed secretary of labor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (first woman cabinet)
  • 1960 - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first woman to serve as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare by President Eisenhower. 
  • 1964 - Margaret Chase Smith, of Maine, becomes the first woman nominated for president at the Republican National Convention. 
  • 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed the first woman Justice by President Reagan to the Supreme Court.
  • 1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Vice Presidential candidate
  • 1993 - Janet Reno becomes the first woman U.S. attorney general by President Bill Clinton
  • 1997 - Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state by President Bill Clinton
  • 2005 - Condoleezza Rice becomes the first African-American female Secretary of State by President George W. Bush
  • 2007 - First Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi
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