1932: Hattie Wyatt Caraway became...

Submitted by Jean Sinzdak on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:10

Hattie Wyatt Caraway (D-AR), appointed in 1931 to fill a vacancy caused by her husband's death, ran for a full term and became the first woman elected to the Senate, where she served two full terms. She was the first woman to chair a Senate committee – the Committee on Enrolled Bills, a minor post.