Hattie Caraway

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Birthday
1, 1878
Birthplace
Bakerville, TN
DEATH DATE
Dec 21, 1950 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1878
Birthplace
Bakerville, TN
DEATH DATE
Dec 21, 1950 (72)

About

Politician from Arkansas who, in 1931, became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, where she served until 1945. She was the first woman legislator to co-sponsor the Equal Rights Amendment.

Before Fame

She married Thaddeus H. Caraway in 1902, with the two settling in Arkansas, where he became a U.S. Senator.

Trivia

After her husband's untimely death, she was appointed to take his Senate seat, and later that year she won a special election for a full six-year term, which she used to champion women's rights.

Family Life

She had three sons with Thaddeus: Paul Wyatt, Forrest, Robert Easley.

Associated With

She was opposed in her fight for women's rights by not only men, but also some women, including Phyllis Schlafly.