Mary Fallin

Born:December 9, 1954 (age 65)
Career:Governor of Oklahoma, 2011-2019
U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-2011
Lieutenant governor of Oklahoma, 1995-2007
Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1991-1995
Education:Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma State University

Mary Fallin served as Oklahoma's governor from 2011 to 2019, the state's first female governor.

Fallin was born on December 9, 1954, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Both her mother and father served terms as mayor of Tecumseh. Fallin graduated in 1977 from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in human and environmental sciences, and family relations and child development. After college, she worked for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, then held several positions in the private sector.

Fallin served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, then as lieutenant governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2007, the state's first female lieutenant governor. From 2007 to 2011, she represented the 5th District of Oklahoma in the United States Congress.

For information on Fallin's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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