(Pike County, 1888-1948) Arriving in Pikeville, Kentucky in 1905, Katherine Gudger Langley was the first woman from Kentucky to serve in the United States Congress. She was a Republican elected to the 70th Congress from the 10th Congressional District and was sworn in and seated December 5, 1927. Langley was re-elected to the 71st Congress and her term expired March 3, 1931. She was graduated from the Woman’s College of Richmond, Virginia and attended the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, Massachusetts. A teacher and accomplished presenter, Katherine served as the vice chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Kentucky, first chair of the Kentucky Women’s Republican State Committee, railroad commissioner for the third Kentucky district from 1939-1942, chairman of the Pike County Red Cross Society during the First World War, and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924.