Beverly E Perdue

Born:January 14, 1947 (age 77)
Career:Governor of North Carolina, 2009-2013
Lieutenant governor of North Carolina, 2001-2009
North Carolina Senate, 1991-2001
North Carolina House of Representatives, 1987-1991
State:North Carolina
Education:B.A., University of Kentucky
M.Ed. and Ph.D., University of Florida

Beverly Perdue served as governor of North Carolina from 2009-2013, the state's first female governor.

Perdue was born January 14, 1947, in Grundy, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Kentucky in 1969 and her M.Ed. in community college administration (1974) and her Ph.D. in education administration (1976) from the University of Florida. Before entering politics, Perdue worked as a teacher and a health care consultant.

Perdue served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1987-1991 and the North Carolina Senate from 1991-2001, and as North Carolina's lieutenant governor from 2001-2009.


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