10 Democrats Who Made History


Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first female governor in 1925 in the US.

1. Nellie Tayloe Ross

She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Arkansas.

2.Hattie Wyatt

FDR was the first and only person to be elected president four times (1933–1945).

3.Franklin D. Roosevelt

Carl Stokes became the first African mayor of a major U.S. city in 1967.

4. Carl Stokes

Shirley Chisholm was the first African woman in US Congress.

5. Shirley Chisholm

She was the first woman on the Finance Committee in Congress (1993–99).

6. Carol Moseley Braun

Hillary Clinton was a polarising and pioneering figure in modern politics. From 1993 until 2001, Hillary was First Lady as Bill Clinton's wife.

7. Hillary Clinton

Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the house. She was the U.S. government's highest-ranking woman.

8. Nancy Pelosi

On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the first African American president. At Harvard Law School, he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

9. Barack Obama

In 2013, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin became the first openly gay person to serve in the U.S. Senate.

10. Tammy Baldwin