Wyoming History

Nellie Tayloe Ross - A Governor First

Special | 28m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1924, Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first women elected governor in the U. S. She carved out a strong agenda of her own, championing mine safety, a ban on child labor and strict government budgeting rules. Ross would go on to wide-spread fame as a lecturer on the Chatauqua ten circuit, a powerful role in the national Democratic party, and a long career as director of the U.S. Mint.

Aired: 03/14/07

Rating: NR

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