Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first female governor in 1925 in the US.
She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Arkansas.
FDR was the first and only person to be elected president four times (1933–1945).
Carl Stokes became the first African mayor of a major U.S. city in 1967.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African woman in US Congress.
She was the first woman on the Finance Committee in Congress (1993–99).
Hillary Clinton was a polarising and pioneering figure in modern politics. From 1993 until 2001, Hillary was First Lady as Bill Clinton's wife.
Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the house. She was the U.S. government's highest-ranking woman.
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.
In 2013, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin became the first openly gay person to serve in the U.S. Senate.