Olene S. Walker

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Olene Smith Walker
15th Governor of Utah
In office
November 5, 2003 – January 3, 2005
LieutenantGayle McKeachnie
Preceded byMike Leavitt
Succeeded byJon Huntsman, Jr.
4th Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
January 4, 1993 – November 5, 2003
GovernorMike Leavitt
Preceded byW. Val Oveson
Succeeded byGayle McKeachnie
Personal details
Born(1930-11-15)November 15, 1930
Ogden, Utah, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 2015(2015-11-28) (aged 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Myron Walker
ResidenceSt. George, Utah
Professioncivil servant

Olene Smith Walker (November 15, 1930 – November 28, 2015) was an American politician. She served as the 15th Governor of Utah. She was sworn into office on November 5, 2003, shortly before her 73rd birthday. She became Utah's first female governor. She was a member of the Republican Party.

Walker died from a stroke on November 28, 2015 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, aged 85.[1]

Olene walker was born in Ogden in the year of 1930. In the year of 1953 she had graduated from Brigham Young University. Then in the year of 1954 she had graduated from Stanford University with a degree in politics. Then in 2003- 2005 she became Utah's first female governor. When Olene Walker sets a goal she will accomplish. She has set an agenda for herself to complete goals and in fourteen months she complete more goals as governor than most people have in one and a half years. Olene walker has always wanted to make a difference in Utah. She help children develop literacy skills while they were in foster care. Olene walker had her dreams at a young age and when she was a young girl she said she wanted to be a president she never got to that dream but, she said that being a governor did her good.

Olene walkers catch phrase was "You can do anything that you put your heart to.".

She died of a stroke sadly, but will always be remembered.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 28, 2015.[permanent dead link]