Rebecca Latimer Felton

1835 - 1930

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Rebecca Ann Felton (née Latimer; June 10, 1835 – January 24, 1930) was an American writer, politician, and slave owner who was the first woman to serve in the United States Senate, serving for only one day. She was a prominent member of the Georgia upper class who advocated for prison reform, women's suffrage and education reform. Her husband, William Harrell Felton, served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Georgia House of Representatives, and she helped organize his political campaigns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rebecca Latimer Felton has received more than 956,589 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rebecca Latimer Felton is the 16,438th most popular politician (down from 14,576th in 2019), the 9,821st most popular biography from United States (down from 8,127th in 2019) and the 637th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Rebecca Latimer Felton ranks 16,438 out of 19,576Before her are Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Dumuzid the Fisherman, Delcy Rodríguez, Gheorghe Fiat, Clement Arrindell, and John Kasich. After her are José Vicente Concha, Spark Matsunaga, Takashi Yokoyama, Elmar Mammadyarov, Cunedda, and Peter Eriksson.

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Among people born in 1835, Rebecca Latimer Felton ranks 88Before her are Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Richard Olney, A. V. Dicey, William Stanley Haseltine, Vítězslav Hálek, and Lyman Abbott. After her are John La Farge, Fitzhugh Lee, Émile Léonard Mathieu, Alfred Austin, and Emily Faithfull. Among people deceased in 1930, Rebecca Latimer Felton ranks 128Before her are Maria Polydouri, Peter Warlock, Anna Whitlock, Erik Algot Fredriksson, Mary Harrison McKee, and Santeri Alkio. After her are Šatrijos Ragana, Christine Ladd-Franklin, Aston Webb, William Diller Matthew, Milton Sills, and Henri Cohen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rebecca Latimer Felton ranks 9,821 out of 20,380Before her are Amy Sedaris (1961), Jack Casady (1944), Sammy Cahn (1913), Janet Rowley (1925), Janice E. Voss (1956), and Carl Kaufmann (1936). After her are Angie Harmon (1972), Robert Lockwood Jr. (1915), Sherry Stringfield (1967), Bruce Ames (1928), Spark Matsunaga (1916), and Charles Stanton Ogle (1865).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Rebecca Latimer Felton ranks 637Before her are Thomas F. Bayard (1828), George Washington Goethals (1858), Edward James Roye (1815), Leonard Wood (1860), Peter G. Peterson (1926), and John Kasich (1952). After her are Spark Matsunaga (1916), Alexander Acosta (1969), Richard Rush (1780), Elihu B. Washburne (1816), Richard Shelby (1934), and Tenskwatawa (1775).