5th January 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the American woman to be a state governor
Nellie Tayloe Ross
May 3rd: Nellie Taylor Ross
Nellie Davis Tayloe Ross was an American politician, the 14th Governor of Wyoming from 1925 to 1927 and director of the United States Mint from 1933 to 1953. She was the first woman to be sworn in as governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming.