Nancy Hollister

Born:May 22, 1949 (age 70)
Career:Ohio State Board of Education, 2016-present
Ohio House of Representatives, 1999-2004
Governor of Ohio, 1998-1999
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1995-1998
Education:Kent State University

Nancy Hollister served as governor of Ohio from December 1998 to January 1999, the only female governor of Ohio.

Hollister was born on May 22, 1949, in Marietta, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree from Kent State University.

Hollister first entered served in public office as a member of the Marietta City Council in 1980, and was elected mayor in 1984. She was then appointed as the director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, which advises the governor. She served as lieutenant governor from 1995 to 1998, then served briefly as governor after the Governor Voinovich resigned to become a U.S. senator. Hollister was governor for only 11 days, after which the winner of the special election from the past November took office. In 1999, she was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, where she served until 2004. In May 2016, she was appointed to the Ohio State Board of Education by Gov. John Kasich to fill a vacancy, then was elected to a full term in November 2016.