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Encyclopedia > Ruth Ann Minner
Ruth Ann Minner

Governor of Delaware
Born January 17, 1935
Sussex County, Delaware
Residence Milford, Delaware
Died
Office Lt. Governor (19932001)
Governor (2001present)
Salary
Term {{{term_start}}} – {{{term_end}}}
Predecessor
Successor
Political party Democratic
Religion Methodist
Spouse widowed
Children
Website:

Ruth Ann Minner (born January 17, 1935) is an American businesswoman and politician from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. She is a member of the Democratic Party, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Delaware and is the incumbent Governor of Delaware. She is Delaware's first female Governor. Image File history File links Ruthannminner. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking Executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is one of the two longest-standing political parties in the world. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist, the largest mainline, and, after the Southern Baptist Convention, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit_oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is one of the two longest-standing political parties in the world. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking Executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682...

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Early life and family

Minner was born at Slaughter Neck in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, near Milford. While growing up, she left high school at age 16 to help support her family and marry Frank Ingram, with whom she had three children: Frank Jr., Wayne and Gary. When she was 32, her husband died suddenly of a heart attack while in the fields, leaving her a single mother with three children. She earned her GED in 1968, and later attended Delaware Technical and Community College while working two jobs to support the family. In 1969 she married Roger Minner and together they operated a family towing business. Roger Minner died of cancer in 1991. Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... A single parent is a parent with one or more children, who is neither married, nor living together with his or her partners. ... The GED, or General Educational Development Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...


Early political career

Ruth Ann Minner began her political career as a page in the State House. In 1974 she was elected to the State House, and served four terms from the 1975/76 session through the 1981/82 session. During some of this time she held the positions of House Majority Whip and Chair of the Bond Bill Committee. In 1982 Minner was elected to the State Senate and served there from the 1983/84 session through the 1991/92 session. While in the Senate, Minner was noted for her sponsorship of the Delaware Land and Water Conservation Act, which protected 30,000 acres (120 km²) of land. In 1992 she was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware and served two terms from January 19, 1993 to January 3, 2001. The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking Executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Governor of Delaware

Minner was elected Governor of Delaware in 2000, by defeating Republican candidate John M. Burris and was re-elected in 2004 by defeating Republican candidate and retired judge William Swain Lee. As the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, she took office upon the resignation of Governor Thomas R. Carper on January 3, 2001, and began her own first term on January 16, 2001. She is presently serving her second term. List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... William Swain Bill Lee was an influential Delaware judge and 2004 GOP nominee for Governor against Ruth Ann Minner. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking Executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Thomas Richard Tom Carper (born January 23, 1947) is an American politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


As Governor she has concentrated on education, environmental, and health care issues, but is best known for her successful fiscal management of the state's budget through a national economic recession, and for her leadership in making Delaware the first state to prohibit smoking in most public places through the Clean Indoor Air Act. List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ...

Preceded by:
Dale E. Wolf
Lt. Governor of Delaware
19932001
Succeeded by:
John C. Carney, Jr.
Preceded by:
Thomas R. Carper
Governor of Delaware
2001–present
Incumbent

Dale Edward Wolf (born September 6, 1924) served as Lieutenant Governor of Delaware from 1989 to 1992, and as Governor of Delaware from 1992 to 1993. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking Executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... John C. Carney, Jr. ... Thomas Richard Tom Carper (born January 23, 1947) is an American politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Public offices

Since 1898 elections have been held on the first Tuesday of November of the year noted. Terms for members of the General Assembly begin on the first Tuesday in January of the following year. The members of the State House have a term of two years and members of the State Senate have a term of four years. The Governor is elected at the same time, with a four year term beginning the third Tuesday in January of the following year. 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682...

Office Type Location Elected Took Office Left Office notes
State House Legislature Dover 1974 January 7, 1975 January 4, 1977
State House Legislature Dover 1976 January 4, 1977 January 2, 1979
State House Legislature Dover 1978 January 2, 1979 January 6, 1981
State House Legislature Dover 1980 January 6, 1981 January 4, 1983
State Senate Legislature Dover 1982 January 4, 1983 January 6, 1987
State Senate Legislature Dover 1986 January 6, 1987 January 8, 1991
State Senate Legislature Dover 1990 January 8, 1991 January 5, 1993
Lt. Governor Executive Dover 1992 January 19, 1993 January 21, 1997
Lt. Governor Executive Dover 1996 January 21, 1997 January 3, 2001
Governor Executive Dover January 3, 2001 January 16, 2001 Acting
Governor Executive Dover 2000 January 16, 2001 January 18, 2005
Governor Executive Dover 2004 January 18, 2005 January 20, 2009
Table key National offices State offices Local offices

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Election results

Year Office Election Subject Party Votes Pct Opponent Party Votes Pct
1992 Lt. Governor General Ruth Ann Minner Democratic 165,356 61% Philip D. Cloutier Republican 102,670 38%
1996 Lt. Governor General Ruth Ann Minner Democratic 186,567 70% Sherman N. Miller Republican 73,870 28%
2000 Governor General Ruth Ann Minner Democratic 191,484 60% John M. Burris Republican 128,436 40%
2004 Governor General Ruth Ann Minner Democratic 185,687 51% William Swain Lee Republican 128,436 46%

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ME: John Baldacci
MI: Jennifer Granholm
MN: Tim Pawlenty
MO: Matt Blunt
MS: Haley Barbour
MT: Brian Schweitzer
NC: Mike Easley
ND: John Hoeven
NE: Dave Heineman
NH: John Lynch

MP: Benigno Fitial
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NJ: Richard Codey
NM: Bill Richardson
NV: Kenny Guinn
NY: George Pataki
OH: Bob Taft
OK: Brad Henry
OR: Ted Kulongoski
PA: Ed Rendell
RI: Donald Carcieri
SC: Mark Sanford

PR: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
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SD: Mike Rounds
TN: Phil Bredesen
TX: Rick Perry
UT: Jon Huntsman
VA: Tim Kaine
VT: Jim Douglas
WA: Christine Gregoire
WI: Jim Doyle
WV: Joe Manchin
WY: Dave Freudenthal

VI: Charles Turnbull
Governors of South Dakota Arthur C. Mellette Republican 1889-1893 Charles H. Sheldon Republican 1893-1897 Andrew E. Lee Populist 1897-1901 Charles N. Herreid Republican 1901-1905 Samuel H. Elrod Republican 1905-1907 Coe I. Crawford Republican 1907-1909 Robert S. Vessey Republican 1909-1913 Frank M. Byrne Republican... Marion Michael Mike Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician and the current Governor of South Dakota. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... Governor Phil Bredesen Governor Phil Bredesen stopping for a pose while at the August 2005 PAC Conference at the Knoxville convention center, Knoxville, Tennessee. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... James Richard Rick Perry (born March 4, 1950) is a Republican politician and the current Governor of Texas. ... List of Utah Governors Heber M. Wells Republican 1896-1905 John C. Cutler Republican 1905-1909 William Spry Republican 1909-1917 Simon Bamberger Democrat 1917-1921 Charles R. Mabey Republican 1921-1925 George H. Dern Democrat 1925-1933 Henry H. Blood Democrat 1933-1941 Herbert B. Maw Democrat 1941-1949... Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... Tim Kaine, Lieutenant Governor and Governor-Elect of Virginia. ... This is a list of Governors of Vermont: As an Independent Republic Thomas Chittenden (None) 1778-1789 Moses Robinson (None) 1789-1790 Thomas Chittenden (None) 1790-1791 As a State Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Vermont ... James H. Jim Douglas (born June 21, 1952) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Governor Christine Gregoire Christine Chris OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Governors of Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Wisconsin ... Governor Jim Doyle James Edward Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is an American politician and the current and 44th Governor of Wisconsin. ... list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... Joe Manchin Joe Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005. ... List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... List of U.S. Virgin Islands Governors 1917 - 1917 Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 - 1919 James Harrison Oliver 1919 - 1921 Joseph Wallace Oman 1921 - 1922 Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle 1922 - 1923 Henry Hughes Hough 1923 - 1925 Philip Williams 1925 - 1927 Martin Edwin Trench 1927 - 1931 Waldo A. Evans 1931 - 1935 Paul... Charles Wesley Turnbull Charles Wesley Turnbull is the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...

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