Minner, Ruth Ann (1935–)

views updated

Minner, Ruth Ann (1935–)

American politician. Born Jan 17, 1935, in Slaughter Neck, Sussex Co., Delaware; dau. of a sharecropper; m. Frank Ingram (died 1967); m. Roger Minner, 1969 (died 1991); children: 3 sons.

Widowed with 3 sons (1967), landed a receptionist's job in the office of the Delaware governor; as a Democrat, spent 18 years in the state legislature; served as lieutenant governor (1993–2001); became the 1st woman governor of Delaware (2001).

About this article

Minner, Ruth Ann (1935–)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article

NEARBY TERMS

Minner, Ruth Ann (1935–)