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First Woman US Senator, Georgia, 1922

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First Woman Senator. According to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Rebecca Latimer Felton was appointed by the Governor of Georgia as a Democrat to the United States Senate on October 3, 1922, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas E. Watson. She served just twenty-four hours, from November 21 to 22, 1922, a successor having been elected. Most probably by a man.

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