Edith Nourse Rogers was an American social welfare volunteer and politician who was one of the first women to serve in the United States Congress. To date she is the longest serving Congresswoman, and in her 35 years in the House of Representatives she was a powerful voice for veterans and sponsored seminal legislation, including the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 , which provided educational and financial benefits for soldiers returning home from World War II, the 1942 bill that created the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps , and the 1943 bill that created the Women's Army Corps . She was also instrumental in bringing federal appropriations to her constituency, Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. Wikipedia*

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