Who is the highest-ranking elected woman in U.S. history?
Nancy Pelosi holds the historic distinction in American politics as the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s history. Pelosi served as the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. Speaker Pelosi led House Democrats for 20 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip. Her distinction as the highest-ranking woman in the United States government will endure until the day a woman assumes the presidency or vice presidency.
The correct answer is Nancy Pelosi.