Books Jeannette Rankin A Political Woman by James J. Lopach and Jean A. Luckowski Hardcover, 317 pages, Univ Pr of Colorado, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleJeannette RankinSubtitleA Political WomanAuthorJames J. Lopach and Jean A. Luckowski Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jeannette Rankin After Rep. Jeannette Rankin voted against the U.S. entering war with Japan, she was mobbed by journalists. Rankin hid in a phone booth and waited for Capitol police to take her back to her office. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Bettmann/Corbis History The First Woman In Congress: A Crusader For Peace May 18, 2011 Jeannette Rankin, the first female member of Congress, was elected to Congress even before all women in the country had the right to vote. She only served two terms — which were decades apart. But it was during those short spans that she was able to take a historic stand.