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  • Ruth Bryan Owen Today in Florida History October 02, 10/2 Today in Florida from the Florida Historical Society! 1885 - Florida’s first female representative in Congress, Ruth Bryan Owen, daughter of three-time unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President, William Jennings Bryan, was born in Illinois on this date. Mrs. Owen served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1929 until 1933 when she was defeated. It was suspected by some observers...Read more

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