Her Hat Was In the Ring!

U.S. Women Who Ran for Political Office Before 1920

This web site identifies women candidates for elective office in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, giving biographical information for each woman, information about her campaign, party affiliation, photographs,and lists of selected resources. We estimate that women ran in well over 7,000 campaigns by 1920.

Featured Candidates

This site catalogs more than 7,000 campaigns. We regularly update this section to highlight particular candidates.

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View the milestones in the history of women running for public office in the United States