Missouri women senators, past and present, pose for a photo in the Senate chamber.

‘You Can, Too!’ Celebrates Missouri’s Female Senators

Fifty years after Mary Gant became the first woman elected to the Missouri Senate, a record number 11 women now occupy nearly one-third of the 34 seats in the Senate chamber. That history is the fulcrum of a new book, You Can, Too! Journey to the Missouri Senate, presented by Missouri Humanities Council and published by Missouri Life Media.