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Ella Tambussi Grasso (May 10, 1919 - February 5, 1981)

ElectionsExecutive BranchU.S. House of RepresentativesConnecticut General Assembly
Grasso was the first woman elected governor of Connecticut. She was also the first female to be elected governor of a U.S. state "in her own right," as stated by the Hartford Courant. Grasso was born in Windsor Locks, Conn. In 1952, she was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly and served... Harry Batz/Hartford Courant