On this day 1925, Nellie Taylor Ross became the first woman to ever serve as US governor

Nellie Taylor Ross

On this day in 1925, Nellie Taylor Ross was elected governor of Wyoming, becoming the first woman to ever serve as governor in the US. She held the post for two years, and in 1933 she became the first female Director of the United States Mint, retiring in 1953. She remains, until today, the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming.

Also on this day 05 January

In 1931, Lucille Thomas became the first woman to purchase a professional baseball team. She bought Kansas’ Topeka Senators team from the Western League.

Read more about women’s achievements through history here

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