Hillary Clinton is the first woman named as a major party's nominee for president, but she is far from the first woman to run for the nation's highest office. That distinction goes to Victoria Claflin Woodhull.
-Ran in the 1872 election as the Equal Rights Party nominee
-Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was chosen as her running mate, but he never acknowledged the campaign
-Promoted allowing women to vote (they could not yet under the Constitution) as well as reforms for workers
-Could not legally allowed to vote for herself, and at 34 years old would have been a year shy of being eligible for the presidency
-Backed by financier Cornelius Vanderbilt, she and her sister opened the first Wall Street brokerage firm run by women
-Died in England in 1927, about seven years after women in the U.S. gained the right to vote