Who was the first woman formally nominated for the U.S. presidency?

The first woman formally nominated for the U.S. presidency was Belva Ann Lockwood (1830-1917), feminist and lawyer, who was nominated in 1884 and 1888 as the candidate of the National Equal Rights Party.

An advocate of equal rights for women and international peace, Lockwood was also the first woman admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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