Nellie Tayloe Ross - A Governor First
Special | 28m 10s
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: 03/14/07Video has closed captioning.