Ross, Nellie Tayloe, 1876-1977

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Dates:
Birth 1876-11-29
Death 1977-12-19

Biographical notes:

Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was the first woman governor in the United States. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, she married William Bradford Ross in 1902 and they lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming. William B. Ross, a Democrat, was elected Governor of Wyoming in 1922. Three weeks before election day in 1924, William B. Ross died and Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected in his stead. Nellie Ross lost in her bid for reelection in 1926. She was appointed Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served in that capacity until her retirement in 1953.

From the description of Nellie Tayloe Ross papers, 1885-1998, (bulk 1924-1977). (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27844608

From the guide to the Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers, 1880s-1998, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center)

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Subjects:

  • Politics, Practical--Wyoming
  • Politics, Practical

Occupations:

  • Politicians

Places:

  • Wyoming (as recorded)
  • Wyoming. Governor (1925-1927 : Ross) (as recorded)
  • Wyoming. Governor (1923-1924 : Ross) (as recorded)