Book Discussion on Governor Lady
Teva Scheer talked about her biography Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross, published by University of Missouri… read more
Teva Scheer talked about her biography Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross, published by University of Missouri Press. She described the life Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor in the United States, and describes her as an “accidental trail blazer” who took office after the death of her husband. The former Wyoming governor (1924-1926) went on to become the first woman to be named director of the U.S. Mint in 1933. She was also appointed as a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1928 and directed the party’s women’s division. Ms. Scheer read several passages from her book, including one that involved Governor Ross' grandson, Bradford Ross, who was in attendance. After her presentation she answered audience members' questions.
Ms. Scheer teaches at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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