Presidential Fever
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Presidential Fever

The first woman candidate for president of the United States ran in 1872.

Her presidential campaign came nearly half a century before women had the right to vote.

Victoria Woodhull. (Public domain photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

Go ahead, name the first woman to run for president of the United States. Don’t feel bad, though, if her name doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Victoria Woodhull isn’t exactly a household…

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Bob Riel

Bob Riel

Author of “Quest for the Presidency,” a history of U.S. presidential campaigns. Fan of history, politics, travel, books, coffee, and the Red Sox.