Albert Rosellini

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Albert Rosellini
Albert D. Rosellini.jpg
15th Governor of Washington
In office
1957 – 1965
Preceded byArthur Langlie
Succeeded byDaniel J. Evans
Personal details
BornJanuary 21, 1910
Tacoma, Washington, United States
DiedOctober 10, 2011 (aged 101)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionLawyer

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.[1]

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]

  1. Brunner, Jim (October 10, 2011). "Gov. Rosellini: Out of office since 1965, not out of sight". Seattle Times Newspaper. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
Preceded by
Arthur Langlie
Governor of Washington
1957–1965
Succeeded by
Dan Evans
Preceded by
Elmer Lee Andersen
Oldest living US governor
November 15, 2004 – October 10, 2011
Succeeded by
Raúl Héctor Castro