What is Nellie Tayloe Ross?

  • (noun): A politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977).
    Synonyms: Ross, Nellie Ross

Nellie Tayloe Ross

Nellie Tayloe Ross (November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977) was an American politician, the 14th Governor of Wyoming from 1925 to 1927, and director of the United States Mint from 1933–1953. She was the first woman to be elected governor of a US state. To date, she remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. She was a staunch supporter of prohibition during the 1920s.

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Nellie Tayloe Ross - Ross in Retrospect
... Bressler told the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle "This is Nellie's house ... reminded that two governors, William and Nellie Ross, lived there ... Marti Bressler says Nellie Tayloe Ross has disappeared from American history textbooks, but she is working to keep her legacy alive ...

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