Madeleine Kunin

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Madeleine Kunin
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United States Ambassador to Liechtenstein
In office
March 14, 1997 – August 16, 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLarry Lawrence
Succeeded byRichard Fredericks
United States Ambassador to Switzerland
In office
August 19, 1996 – August 16, 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLarry Lawrence
Succeeded byRichard Fredericks
United States Deputy Secretary of Education
In office
1993–1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byDavid T. Kearns
Succeeded byMarshall Smith
77th Governor of Vermont
In office
January 10, 1985 – January 10, 1991
LieutenantPeter Smith
Howard Dean
Preceded byRichard Snelling
Succeeded byRichard Snelling
74th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
January 10, 1979 – January 10, 1983
GovernorRichard Snelling
Preceded byGarry Buckley
Succeeded byPeter Smith
Personal details
Born
Madeleine May

(1933-09-28) September 28, 1933 (age 87)
Zürich, Switzerland
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Arthur Kunin (1959–1995)
John Hennessey (2006–present)
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Columbia University
University of Vermont

Madeleine May Kunin (born September 28, 1933) is an American diplomat and politician. She was the 77th Governor of Vermont from 1985 until 1991, as a member of the Democratic Party.

She also served as United States Ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 1999. She was Vermont's first and, to date, only female governor as well as the first Jewish governor of Vermont. She was also the first Jewish woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state. Kunin is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vermont, University of. "James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program : University of Vermont". Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)