Olene S. Walker

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Olene Smith Walker
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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]

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]