noun, plural states·wom·en.
Origin of stateswoman
Examples from the Web for stateswoman
I think you shine as a stateswoman of late, as well as a farmeress.
A stateswoman or statesman is one who is intelligently active in work that materially benefits the citizens of a state or nation.The Myth in Marriage|Alice Hubbard
She was willing to essay the rle of stateswoman with no other principle than revenge and no other policy than plunder.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
The history of 1860 and the following winter proves that in her the world has lost a stateswoman.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor