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Jane Dee Hull (née Bowersock) served as Arizona's twentieth governor from 1997 to 2003. She had held both executive and legislative positions prior to becoming the first woman to win a gubernatorial election in Arizona and the first Republican woman governor. The first woman governor of Arizona was Democrat Rose Mofford, who succeeded Governor Evan Mecham following his impeachment in 1988 but who chose not to run in the election for governor in 1990.

Hull was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 8, 1935. She grew up in Mission, Kansas, where her father was a newspaper aviation editor. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Kansas in 1957. By 1962, inspired by a political speech by U.S. senator Barry M. ...

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