February 15 marks the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony's birth. Best known for her fight for women's voting rights, Anthony was an abolitionist and advocate of women's suffrage. She is credited with being a key figure in helping women gain the right to vote. Anthony was arrested on Nov. 18, 1872, for voting in the U.S. presidential election and found guilty in a short federal trial. She was ordered to pay a fine and refused. Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. In 2019, women's role in politics included the following, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service: * As of Dec. 2019, 130 women were serving in Congress; 105 in the House and 25 in the Senate. * Women make up 23.6 percent of voting members in the House and Senate (126 of 535). * In the 116th Congress, nine women serve as committee chairs: seven in the House and two in the Senate. * A total of 365 women have ever been elected or appointed to Congress, including 247 Democrats and 118 Republicans. That includes six non-voting Delegates (Guam, Hawaii, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and two from the U.S. Virgin Islands) as well as one Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico. * The first woman to serve in Congress was Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, who was elected on Nov. 9, 1916, to the 65th Congress, and served until March 1919.