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Edith Nourse Rogers (1881 – 1960)

“Fight hard, fight fair and persevere.”Edith Nourse Rogers (1881 – 1960) – On June 30, 1925, Rogers became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the state of Massachusetts assuming her late husband’s seat. She won by 72% of the vote against the former governor (because now her Girlfriends had Power!). S…he was the first to speak out against Hitler’s treatment of Jews. “She supported local economic autonomy; on April 19, 1934 she read a petition against the expanded business regulations of the New Deal, and all 1,200 signatures, into the Congressional Record.”

She was a staunch advocate for veterans, co-sponsoring the GI Bill in 1944. She also sponsored a bill establishing the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp which took several years to get support. Even after the creation of WAAC, it was marred by “vicious gossip and bad publicity in 1943.” “Investigations by the War Department and Edith Rogers uncovered nothing; and the incidence of disorderly and criminal conduct among the WAACs was a tiny fraction of that among the male military population, venereal disease was almost non-existent, and the pregnancy rate was far below civilian women. Despite this, the June 30, 1943 enlistment reached 60,000,” less than half of the initial 150,000 hoped for.

Unfortunately, she was not always on the right side, she supported McCarthy’s the House Committee on Un-American Activities, but she did much good. She died three days before the primary for her 19th term. And, there was a delicious scandal regarding her during a divorce


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