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Editorial: Women’s perspectives should be valued part of political discourse. That doesn’t mean they all agree
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. A group of female Democrats wore white in celebration of women's suffrage. - photo by Associated Press
The first female U.S. senator from the state of Georgia served for one day in 1922. Rebecca Felton was appointed by Gov. Thomas Hardwick after the serving senator died in September of that year. Hardwick wanted to run for the seat in a special election, and knew Felton presented no threat as an incumbent, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.