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Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross (Missouri Biography)

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Governor Lady is the fascinating story of one of the most famous political women of her generation. Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming in 1924—just four years after American women won the vote—and she went on to be nominated for U.S. vice president in 1928, named vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee the same year, and appointed the first femal ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published December 14th 2005 by University of Missouri (first published November 30th 2005)
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Apr 23, 2013 Wayne Groner rated it really liked it
Born in St. Joseph, Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first female governor in the United States, elected four years after women in the U.S. won the right to vote. Although she and Miriam (Ma) Ferguson were elected governors on November 4, 1924—Nellie in Wyoming and Ferguson in Texas—Nellie was sworn in two weeks before Ferguson and remains the only woman governor of Wyoming.

Nellie never considered herself to be a spokesperson for women’s liberation. “Candidates for public office should not be chosen o
Mar 07, 2007 Geoffrey rated it it was ok
First elected woman governor in the USA (1924). An interesting life in a less interesting book.
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