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Smith was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Smith was also the first woman of a major party to be considered for a presidential candidacy.

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  • Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court

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    On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announces his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. When Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, she became the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.

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