Ruth Ann Minner

Lived:January 17, 1935—November 4, 2021 (aged 86)
Career:Governor of Delaware, 2001-2009
Lieutenant governor of Delaware, 1993-2001
Delaware State Senate, 1982-1993
Delaware State House of Representatives, 1974-1982

Ruth Ann Minner served as governor of Delaware from 2001-2009, the state's first female governor. She was also the first woman elected as Delaware's lieutenant governor, in 1993.

Minner was born January 17, 1935, in Delaware. Following the death of her first husband, she earned her GED in 1968 and later attended Delaware Technical and Community College.

Prior to serving as governor, Minner served as Delaware's lieutenant governor from 1993-2001. She also served in the Delaware state Senate (1983-1993) and state House of Representatives (1975-1983).

Minner died on Nov. 4, 2021.

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