Republican politician who was the first female to be elected governor of Nebraska, an office she held from 1987 to 1991.
She attended the University of Iowa before moving to Nebraska with her family and volunteering as a Republican Party worker.
She has served as a presidential elector for the state of Nebraska twice.
She had two children with her husband William Dayton Orr.
She volunteered as a Republican Party worker during the 60's and supported the campaign of Richard Nixon.