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Ross, Nellie (Tayloe)

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Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1977 AD, at 101 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1876 - Born near St. Joseph, Missouri on the 29th of  November.

1902 - She would marry on the 11th of September. Ross decided to practice law in the West, and the young couple moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. William Ross was successful there and soon became one of the leaders of the Democratic Party in the state.

1922 - William Ross was elected governor of Wyoming by appealing to progressive voters in both parties.

1924 - H0e died on the 2nd of October, from complications following an appendectomy.

1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross refused to campaign, but easily won the race on the 4th of November.

1925 - On the 5th of January, she became the first woman governor in the history of the United States.

1926 - She ran for re-election, but was narrowly defeated.

1928 - She remained active in the Democratic Party and campaigned for Al Smith in the presidential election. She also served as vice chairman of the Democratic Party.

1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her as the first female director of the U.S. Mint on the 3rd of May.

1953 - She served five full terms until her retirement, when the Republicans regained the White House.

1972 - She made her last trip to Wyoming at age 96.

1977 - Died in Washington, D.C. on the 19th of December at the age of 101, and was buried in the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyoming.















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