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Women by Office

Women campaigned for, or were elected to, at least 60 different political offices on the local, state, and federal level. In 1855 two women, Marietta Patrick and Lydia Hall were elected to the School Board of Ashfield, Massachusetts. They were perhaps the first U.S. women to be elected to political office. 1866 Elizabeth Cady Stanton declared herself a candidate for Congress, the first woman to announce her intention to run for a federal office. By the end of the 1870s over 100 women had run for office at all levels.
Read more about the offices women sought throughout this period.

Political Offices
Board of Education City Attorney City Auditor
City or Town Clerk City or Town Council Member City or Town Librarian
City or Town Recorder City or Town Treasurer City Police Chief
City School Director City or Town Superintendent of Schools Clerk of the Appellate Court
Clerk of the Distict Court Constable Coroner
County Assessor County Attorney General County Auditor
County Clerk County Clerk/Recorder County Commissioner
County Judge County Recorder County Register of Deeds
County Register of Probate County Sheriff County Superintendent of Schools
County Treasurer Delegate Constitutional Convention Delegate to State Party Convention
Elector of Deeds Governor Judge
Judge of Elections Judge of the Juvenile Court Judge of the Superior Court
Justice of the Peace Lieutenent Governor Mayor
National Delegate Overseer of the Poor Police Judge
Precinct Constable President of Election Commission Presidential Elector
Probate Judge Public Administrator Reporter of the State Supreme Court
School Board Director School Board Member School Board President
School Commissioner School Inspector Sheriff
State Attorney General State Auditor State Board of Education
State Board of Equalization State Commissioner of Charities & Correction State Committee
State Constitutional Convention Delegate State Controller State House of Representatives or Assembly
State Secretary of State State Senate State Superintendent of Insurance
State Superintendent of Schools State Supreme Court Judge State Treasurer
Tax Assessor Town Sheriff U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. President U.S. Senate U.S. Vice President
University Trustee Unknown Wreckmaster
Circuit Court Commissioner Postmaster Commissioner of Public Lands
County Surveyor Assessor Tax Collector