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Emily Taft Douglas

Emily Taft Douglas. Image: Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

The Woman Who Beat Her Husband to Congress

Daniel Hautzinger

When Emily Taft Douglas won a statewide election to become Illinois's fourth woman in Congress, her husband Paul had already lost a run for Senate and wouldn't win until four years later. Emily also marched with Dr. King, appeared on Broadway, and wrote books.
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