Category Archives: Ross, Nellie Tayloe

Remembering Brad Ross

William Bradford “Brad” Ross III, grandson of the nation’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, died Dec. 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76. Brad was born on June 29, 1941, in Olympia, Wash., to Bradford … Continue reading

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Nellie Tayloe Ross: The (First) Governor Lady

On Nov 4, 1924, Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming, and became the first woman governor in the United States. Ross was elected a month after her husband, Governor William B. Ross, died suddenly of appendicitis. On the … Continue reading

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