|15th Governor of Washington|
1957 – 1965
|Preceded by||Arthur Langlie|
|Succeeded by||Daniel J. Evans|
|Born||January 21, 1910|
Tacoma, Washington, United States
|Died||October 10, 2011 (aged 101)|
Seattle, Washington, United States
Albert Dean Rosellini (born January 21, 1910 in Tacoma, Washington; died October 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington) was a lawyer from the U.S. state of Washington. Rosellini was part of the Democratic Party and was the Governor of Washington (1957–1965) for two terms.
Rosellini died of pneumonia. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living person to have been a governor of a U.S. state, having lived longer than any other State Governor in US history, and was the first Italian American Catholic to become a governor of a state west of the Mississippi River.[source?] He was called "Taxellini" by people who did not think he was doing a good job as a governor, while he was called "The Gov." by people who did think he was doing a good job.
References[change | change source]
- Brunner, Jim (October 10, 2011). "Gov. Rosellini: Out of office since 1965, not out of sight". Seattle Times Newspaper. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
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