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  Grasso, Ella T.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1975-01-01  
 
NameElla T. Grasso
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut , United States
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Born May 10, 1919
DiedFebruary 05, 1981 (61 years)
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Jan 05, 2020 01:50am
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Infoborn Ella Rose Tambussi in Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn., May 10, 1919; attended the St. Mary�s School in Windsor Locks, and the Chaffee School in Windsor; B.A., Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., 1940; M.A. same college, 1942; during the Second World War served as assistant director of research for the War Manpower Commission of Connecticut; Connecticut house of representatives, 1953-1957, and became first woman to be elected floor leader, 1955; secretary of State of Connecticut, 1958, and reelected, 1962, 1966; first woman chairman, Democratic State Platform Committee, 1956-1968; member, Platform Drafting Committee, 1960, Democratic National Convention; cochairman, Resolutions Committee, Democratic National Conventions, 1964, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress but was elected Governor of Connecticut in 1974 for the four-year term commencing January 1975; reelected in 1978; resigned due to a physical disability, December 31, 1980; resided in Windsor Locks, Conn., until her death in Hartford, Conn., February 5, 1981; interment in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Conn.



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  11/07/1978 CT Governor Won 59.15% (+18.41%)
  09/12/1978 CT Governor - D Primary Won 67.33% (+34.65%)
  11/05/1974 CT Governor Won 58.35% (+18.44%)
  11/07/1972 CT District 6 Won 60.19% (+20.38%)
  11/03/1970 CT District 6 Won 51.07% (+2.14%)
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