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Nancy P. Hollister
-- Ohio's first woman governor
On Dec. 31, 1998 Nancy P. Hollister was sworn in as Ohio's first woman governor. However, Gov. Hollister would only serve 11 days in that post. She had been lieutenant governor under George Voinovich and served the last few days of his term after he was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Hollister being sworn in as governor (AP)
Hollister was formerly mayor of Marietta and was director of the governor's Office on Appalachia in 1994 when Voinovich chose her to be his running mate in the 1994 election.
Voinovich had first been elected governor in 1990 with Mike DeWine as his lieutenant governor. But in 1994 DeWine ran for the U.S. Senate.
In 1998 she ran for Congress in Ohio's 6th District but lost to incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland.
On Jan. 11, 1999, Hollister was succeeded by Bob Taft, who was elected governor in the November 1998 election.
Selected Dayton Daily News stories:WOMAN TO BE RUNNING MATE; VOINOVICH CHOOSES HOLLISTER
By Tim Miller COLUMBUS BUREAU
Published: 01/21/94 -- Page: 1B
HOLLISTER WILL RISE TO TOP
PREDICTION: VOINOVICH'S NO. 2 TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2002
By TIM MILLER COLUMBUS BUREAU
Published: 10/23/94 -- Page: 2B
HOLLISTER TO BEGIN SHORT STINT AS GOVERNOR
* The state's first woman governor hopes to wind up the transition to the Taft administration.
By Jim Bebbington Dayton Daily News
Published: 12/31/98 -- Page: 3B
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File Created: 12-31-1998
Prepared by: Dayton Daily News Library staff
Sources: DDN reports