Jon E. Purmont, "Ella Grasso: Connecticut's Pioneering Governor"
November 14, 2012, 07:00 p.m.
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About this Event:
When Ella Tambussi Grasso ran for governor of Connecticut in 1974, she had not lost an election since she was first voted into the state's General Assembly in 1952. The people of Connecticut chose her as the nation's first woman to be elected governor in her own right--the capstone of a long and successful career dedicated to public service, effective government, and the democratic process. During her tenure as governor, Grasso's leadership was tested in the face of fiscal problems, state layoffs, and budget shortfalls. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she endeared herself to her constituents during the great Blizzard of 1978, when she stayed at the State Armory around the clock to direct emergency operations and make frequent television appearances.
Location: R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison
Event Type: Author Events
Cost: free, reservations required
Event Phone Number: 203-245-3959
Event Website: http://www.rjjulia.com/event/jon-e-purmont-ella-grasso-connecticuts-pioneering-governor