Republican politician who became the first female Governor of Massachusetts after Governor Paul Celluci resigned in 2001. She served as the 69th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2003.
She received a degree in American studies from Trinity College in 1987.
She was 36 when she became governor, making her the youngest female governor in the history of the United States.
She married Chuck Hunt in 1994.
Her governorship was succeeded by Mitt Romney.