Rankin, Jeannette Pickering
1880 - 1973

Details
Alias: Jeannette Pickering
Born: 6/11/1880 in Missoula, Montana
Died: 5/18/1973
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
DC, South
Other Education:
New York School of Philanthropy (later Columbia University's School of Social Work)
Positions During Her Career:
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1916-1918, 1940-1942)
Firsts:
Woman elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1916)
Woman elected to a national legislature in any western democracy (1916)


Further Research Materials

References:
Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts, 53 Howard Law Journal 645 (Spring 2010)

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