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American Masters | Clip | Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator

Martha Hughes Cannon (1857-1932) completed medical school, became the fourth of six wives in a polygamous Mormon marriage, and joined the women’s suffrage movement. In 1896, she was elected the country’s first female state senator, defeating her own husband who was also on the ballot.

0:12:23 | AIRED: 7/29/2020 |
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