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 Ella <I>Tambussi</I> Grasso

Ella Tambussi Grasso

Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 5 Feb 1981 (aged 61)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 412 · View Source
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U.S. Congresswoman, Connecticut Governor. She graduated Mount Holyoke College Massachusetts, in 1940 and during World War II, she served as assistant director of research for the War Manpower Commission of Connecticut. After the war, she was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, (1953-57), Connecticut Secretary of State, (1958-66) and was the first woman chairman of the Democratic State Platform Committee, (1956-68). In 1971, he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses, serving until 1975. Not a candidate for reelection, she was elected as a Democrat the 83rd Governor of Connecticut, serving (1975-80). In 1981, President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted into the National Woman’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, in 1994.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ella Tambussi Grasso (10 May 1919–5 Feb 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 412, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .