Judy Martz

Lived:July 28, 1943—November 11, 2014 (aged 71)
Career:Governor of Montana, 2001-2005 Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1997-2001
Education:B.S., Eastern Montana College

Judy Martz served as governor of Montana from 2001 to 2005, the only woman to have held that office.

Martz was born in Big Timber, Montana, on July 28, 1943. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Montana College. She was a speed skater at the 1964 Olympics (1500 meters) and the 1962 Miss Rodeo Montana. She and her husband operated a garbage disposal service in Butte, Montana.

Martz was a field representative for Senator Conrad Burns from 1989 to 1995. She was elected lieutenant governor of Montana in 1996 and as governor in 2000.

Martz died of pancreatic cancer on November 11, 2014, in Butte, Montana.

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