Rose Mofford

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Rose Mofford
Rose Mofford 2012.jpg
18th Governor of Arizona
In office
February 8, 1988 – March 6, 1991
Acting: February 8, 1988 – April 4, 1988
Preceded byEvan Mecham
Succeeded byFife Symington
Secretary of State of Arizona
In office
October 20, 1977 – April 4, 1988
GovernorWesley Bolin
Bruce Babbitt
Evan Mecham
Preceded byWesley Bolin
Succeeded byJames Shumway
Personal details
Born(1922-06-10)June 10, 1922
Globe, Arizona, U.S.
DiedSeptember 15, 2016(2016-09-15) (aged 94)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Lefty Mofford (1957–1967)

Rose Perica Mofford (June 10, 1922 – September 15, 2016) was an American civil servant and politician. Mofford was the first female Secretary of State of Arizona serving from 1977 to 1988. She then became the first female Governor of Arizona serving from 1988 to 1991.[1] Mofford was a member of the Democratic Party.

Mofford was born in Globe, Arizona.[2] She died on September 15, 2016, from complications from a fall while under hospice care in Phoenix, aged 94.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gruson, Lindsey (February 7, 1988). "Jokes Aside, She is Acting Governor". New York Times.
  2. Kamman, Jon (April 25, 2007). "BIO - Rose Mofford". The Arizona Republic.

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