Rebecca Ann Latimer

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Rebecca Ann Latimer was born in Decatur, Georgia back in 1835 to Charles and Eleanor. When she was 15 her father sent her to live with relatives in Madison where she attended a private school at a Presbyterian Church. She continued her education at Madison Female College receiving a classical liberal arts education. She graduated at the top of her class in 1852.

In 1853, she married William moving to Cartersville, Georgia.

She joined the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in 1886, obtaining stature as a speaker for equal right for white women. In 1900, she officially joined the Women’s Suffrage Movement where she tirelessly worked for women’s rights, including the right to vote. She died in Atlanta, Georgia in 1930, she was 94.

What you may not know about Rebecca Latimer Felton is that she was the woman to serve in the US Senate, serving for only one day.

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

She sounds like a force to be reckoned with. My husband's grandmother marched for voting rights. She was a strong no-nonsense woman.

Dec 14, 2019 04:37 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Sounds like there should be another chapter to this story.

Dec 14, 2019 04:39 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray after 119 years, women continue to struggle but not to the degree in the past.... wages will eventually be equal, especially is sports...

Dec 14, 2019 04:45 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... so why leave us hanging? Why did she serve for only one day?

Dec 14, 2019 04:48 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - What an honor to be recognized by the Senate back in the day.

Dec 14, 2019 05:20 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Rebecca only saw the road, no detours. Enjoy your day! 

Dec 14, 2019 05:25 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I also wonder about the rest of the story....just one day???

Dec 14, 2019 05:41 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Interesting woman.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 14, 2019 05:43 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


And the women of our nation are grateful for her activism.  Wishing you a great day golfing.  A

Dec 14, 2019 07:28 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

One day of service is better than no days of service, right?  I hope that your weekend will be enjoyed!

Dec 14, 2019 07:36 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a very special weekend.

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Dec 14, 2019 08:15 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James- she was one fearless woman.  And the first woman Senator.

Dec 14, 2019 10:34 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Rebecca was a role model that did plenty to advance women's rights. Breaking the glass ceiling in the Senate established the path for other women to follow.

Dec 14, 2019 01:15 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- thank you once again for highlighting a woman who has paved the way for many of us. 

Dec 14, 2019 03:20 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, one day of service in the Senate or a governmeent body is better than 20 years of poor service in the government and especially a woman with the spirit, drive, work ethnic, and legitimate cause of a  Rebecca  Latimer Felton.

Dec 16, 2019 08:17 PM #15
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I was fascinated that Rebecca Ann Latimer – also known as Rebecca Latimer Felton - only served one day in the Georgia senate. I was compelled to find out more about her through a Wikipedia search. What an interesting lady. She was also a white supremacist and slave owner owner and one of the few prominent women who spoke in favor of lynching.

Dec 17, 2019 01:32 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Interesting history lesson about Rebecca. Wonder what might have happened had she served longer in the Senate?!

Dec 17, 2019 07:58 PM #17
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
Rebecca was a pioneer for her times, wasn't she?
I wonder if my chiropractor, Dr. Latimer, is related to her? 

Dec 23, 2019 11:38 AM #18
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