Ella Grasso

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Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Windsor Locks, CT
Death Date
Feb 5, 1981 (61)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Windsor Locks, CT
Death Date
Feb 5, 1981 (61)

About

First woman elected governor of Connecticut, an office she served from 1975 to 1980. She previously served her state as its Secretary of State from 1959 to 1971.

Before Fame

She attended Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in 1940.

Trivia

She was the first female to be elected governor of a US state who was not a married to a former Governor.

Family Life

She had two children with her husband Thomas.

Associated With

Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.