Oregon's thirty-fourth overall and first female governor who held the office from 1991 to 1995. To better reach out to her constituents, she implemented a program where members of her administration solicited the opinions of ordinary Oregonians.
She graduated from the
She wrote the book Death Without Denial Grief Without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss about dealing with the loss of her husband from cancer.
She was married to Oregon Senator
She worked with President Bill Clinton to create a statewide health plan for Oregon.