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Minner, Ruth Ann Coverdale

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Political Leader, Politician


1935 - Ruth Ann Miner Coverdale, born on the 17th of January at Slaughter Neck in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, near Milford. She at Slaughter Neck in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, near Milford.

1968 - She earned her GED and later attended Delaware Technical and Community College, while working two jobs to support the family.

1969 - She married Roger Minner and together they operated a family towing business, the Roger Minner Wrecker Service.

1974 - She was elected to the House as a member of the "Watergate Class," a group of newly elected legislators from both parties, who came into office on a "good government" mission, and a strong sense of their ability to make significant improvements.

1975 - 1976 - Served as Delaware House of Representative.

1982 - Was elected to the Delaware Senate.

1992 - Elected Lieutenant Governor.

2000 - Was elected Governor of Delaware.

2001 - As the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, she took office upon the resignation of Governor Thomas R. Carper on January.

2004 - Republican candidate William Swain Lee was given his chance to unseat her and ran a strong campaign, especially capitalizing on a growing awareness of possible problems in the state's prison system.

2005 - In her second inaugural address in January, she concluded with this description of her philosophy: "for Ruth Ann Minner, farmer, gardener and daughter of a sharecropper, it is simply this: Work hard. Do the right thing. And leave things better than you found them".


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