Quick Facts

Below are a few quick facts about the history of Women Inside Politics.

  • Since its establishment in 1789, there have been 56 women in the United States Senate.

  • Today there are 25 female Senators; that’s 25 out of the one hundred seats.

  • Nearly 300 women have served in the House of Representatives since its beginning

  • Today there are 101 women in the House of Representatives out of a total of 435 members, meaning women make up 23.2% of the House of Representatives.

  • There are 535 seats in Congress, with a meer 126 held my women; women makeup 23.6% of Congress.

  • To date, there has never been a female President of the United States.

  • Only two females have ever been successfully nominated as Vice President: Geraldine Ferraro for the Democratic Party in the 1984 and Sarah Palin for the Republican Party in the 2008.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only female candidate for President who has won the popular vote. 

  • Historically, out of 113 Justices, four women have served on the United States Supreme Court, which is 0.04%. The female Justices are Sandra Day O’Connor, appointed in 1981; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed in 1993; Sonia Sotomayor, appointed in 2009; and Elena Kagan, appointed in 2010.




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             “List of Female United States Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_United_States_presidential_and_vice-presidential_candidates.

             “Women in the Senate.” U.S. Senate: Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, 6 Apr. 2018, http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/women_senators.htm.

             “Women in the United States House of Representatives.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives.

             “Women in the U.S. Congress 2018.” Facts | CAWP, 28 June 2018, http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/women-us-congress-2018.

             “Women in the U.S. House of Representatives 2018.” Facts | CAWP, 26 June 2018, http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/women-us-house-representatives-2018.