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Do You Remember Any Female Presidential Candidates of the Past?

September 7, 2016

How many female presidential candidates of the past can you name? We asked people in Seattle.

Hillary Clinton was the first female candidate to secure a major party nomination in a US presidential election. However, Clinton was not the first female presidential candidate to run on a major party ticket. There was Victoria Woodhull ran in 1872. Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm who ran in 1972, and Pat Schreoder had a brief campaign in 1987.


Shirley Chisholm Campaign Poster 1972


Margaret Chase Smith ran for President in 1964.




Stephen Hegg

Stephen is a 25-year veteran of KCTS, producing a wide range of cultural and public affairs series, documentaries and arts programming.  His credits include PIE, Something in the Water  (PBS feature on Seattle’s indie music scene), the gala opening of Benaroya Hall, and documentaries on Asahel and Edward Curtis, Dan Sullivan and Doris Chase.  Seattle-born, Hegg is a graduate of Whitworth University and is also an accomplished violinist and avid cyclist.

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