For the first time, more than 100 women (104 to be exact, between the House and Senate) were sworn into Congress on Tuesday. The 65 House Democratic women inducted make up the largest number of women ever in a party caucus (see the “class photo” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted Wednesday).

None of this would’ve been possible without forebear Jeannette Rankin (R-Mont.), the first woman elected to Congress — and a suffragist and a pacifist. She served in the House twice in 1916 and 1940, advocated for women’s voting rights in Montana, voted against U.S. entry into both world wars and led 3,000 women to the Capitol to protest the Vietnam war.

For this week’s #TBT, we’re going back 30 years (that’s 1985) to The Post article below, commemorating when Rankin’s likeness joined only five other women displayed at the time in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol Building rotunda.

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