"Governor Hull was born August 8, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and has taken postgraduate courses in Political Science and Economics at Arizona State University. She is also a graduate of the Josephson Ethics Institute. She taught in the Kansas City, Kansas, schools and the Chinle, Arizona, schools from 1962-1964. Mrs. Hull was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1978, taking office in January 1979. She represented District 18 until resigning her position in 1993 to run for Secretary of State. During her tenure in the House of Representatives, she served as Chairman of the Government Operations Committee and in 1986 was elected Majority Whip. She served two terms as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so. Her final year in the Legislature, Mrs. Hull served as Speaker Pro Tem and as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and the Ethics Committee. The National Republican Legislators Association named Mrs. Hull National Legislator of the Year in 1989. Mrs. Hull was elected Arizona's 16th Secretary of State in 1994 and Arizona's 20th governor September 5, 1997, upon the resignation of J. Fife Symington. She serves on the boards of numerous community, service, and political organizations. She and her husband Terry, a semi-retired obsterician, have four children and eight grandchildren."
Arizona Blue Book P. 35
Biography of Governor Jane Dee Hull
The Biography of Jane Dee Hull
CB BIO 2459
Women Bring Status to State: Article on Women
Politicians in Arizona.
CE EPH RWO-112
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