Nellie Tayloe Ross -  America’s first woman governor 

After her husband, Wyoming Governor William Bradford Ross, died in office in 1924, the Democratic Party asked Nellie Tayloe Ross to run in a special election. She won and served from 1925-1927, defeated in her own re-election bid.

She was appointed director of the U.S. Mint by President Franklin Roosevelt and spoke on women’s rights for many years upon her 1952 retirement .

Sources: Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine

Via the University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center

Nellie Tayloe Ross - America’s first woman governor

After her husband, Wyoming Governor William Bradford Ross, died in office in 1924, the Democratic Party asked Nellie Tayloe Ross to run in a special election. She won and served from 1925-1927, defeated in her own re-election bid.

She was appointed director of the U.S. Mint by President Franklin Roosevelt and spoke on women’s rights for many years upon her 1952 retirement .

Sources: Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine

Via the University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center

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