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Rebecca Latimer Felton

Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930) was the first woman to serve in the United States Senate.

Rebecca Latimer Felton was born 10 June 1835 in Decatur, Georgia.

On 22 November 1922 Felton was appointed to the United States Senate to stand in for deceased Senator Thomas E. Watson of Georgia until a special election could be held to replace him. (see also: Hattie Caraway)

Walter George won the special election and agreed to be sworn in a day late in order to allow Felton to be sworn in and officially take office.

Rebecca Felton died on 24 January 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia.