Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross
By: Teva J. Scheer
""Governor Lady" is Teva Scheer's biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor in the United States. The author chronicles the life of Mrs. Ross and describes her as an "accidental trail blazer" who took office after the death of her husband. The former Wyoming Governor (1924-1926) went on to become the first woman to be named Director of the US Mint in 1933. She was also appointed as a vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1928 and directed the party’s women’s division. Ms. Scheer reads several passages from her book, including one that involves Governor Ross’ grandson, Bradford Ross, who was in attendance. This event was hosted by the Wyoming State Museum."
"An informative study of the inspirational life of the first female in the United States to be elected state governor in her own right. Governor Lady brings the reader into the time when women were just being granted the right to vote, and the intriguing story behind one of the most famous political figures of the first enfranchised generation of American women. Very strongly recommended reading for its interesting story of an intricate mind-set and value cast of such a powerful woman in American history, Governor Lady is of particular interest as an addition to Women's Studies, Political Science, American Biographical Studies, and Western History collections."
Navigating Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Women Governors
by Brenda DeVore Marshall (Editor), Molly A. Mayhead (Editor)
"Marshall, Mayhead, and their contributors explore the discourse women governors use to negotiate political boundaries. The analysis, based on the study of five governors, suggests that women bring issues of caring, empowerment, family, and inclusivity to their office, thus resculpting the face of the governorship, restructuring the political landscape, and redefining women's roles."
“Now Marshall and Mayhead have provided a needed examination of women's political rhetoric that will be useful in academic collections supporting rhetoric, speech, politics, political philosophy, women's studies, and government.”– Choice
“The contributors are to be congratulated for helping to stimulate greater interest in women's political rhetoric.”– The Journal of Politics