Read this list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_governors_in_the_United_States of female governors. The reason I put it up Is while reading last night, I came across the name Ma Ferguson. She was elected Governor in 1924 of Texas. I don’t recall this being covered in my Women’s History class. But I found it Amazing. Digging Deeper, in Nellie Ross of Wyoming was also elected in 1924 and managed to be the First woman elected. Both Ross and Ferguson were widows of previous governors which helps explain how they got elected so long ago.
Looking at the List it seems that as we get closer to modern times, female governors become more and more common. The list says 5 women currently hold seats as Governor. 5 out of 50 ain’t bad.
This list also helps to destroy some stereotypes about the Republican Party. Nikki Haley and Susan Martinez are both women of color and are both currently sitting Republican elected officials from southern states. (unless New Mexico isn’t southern enough for you, then One is southern, one is western.)
I found this rather nifty.