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1924 Wyoming gubernatorial special election

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The Wyoming gubernatorial special election of 1924 took place on November 3, 1924. The former Democratic Governor William B. Ross had died in October and Frank Lucas, the Republican Secretary of State of Wyoming who rose to the position through the line of succession chose to not run. Ross` wife Nellie Tayloe Ross defeated the Republican E. J. Sullivan with 55.12% of the vote and became the first female governor in the United States.