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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
Assessor Board of Education Circuit Court Commissioner
City Attorney City Auditor City or Town Clerk
City or Town Council Member City or Town Librarian City or Town Recorder
City or Town Superintendent of Schools City or Town Treasurer City Police Chief
City School Director Clerk of the Appellate Court Clerk of the Distict Court
Commissioner of Public Lands 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 Surveyor 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 Postmaster 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
Tax Collector Town Sheriff U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. President U.S. Senate U.S. Vice President
University Trustee Unknown Wreckmaster