Ella Grasso

First Woman Elected as US State Governor Born – Today in History: May 10

May 10, 2018

On May 10, 1919, Ella Grasso, née Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi, the first woman governor in the US to... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Ella Grasso, Politics and Government, Windsor Locks, Women

An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

Organized labor grew strong during wartime while discriminatory practices in housing and education persisted throughout the state. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Ella Grasso, Great Depression and World War II, Politics and Government, Social Movements, The State, Transportation, Women, World War II

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

The era of Wilbur Cross and the Great Depression transitioned into World War II and state control by Democrat mastermind John Bailey. …[more]

Categories: Abraham Ribicoff, An Orderly & Decent Government, Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Ella Grasso, Great Depression and World War II, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State, Trumbull, Woodbridge

Governor Ella Grasso

The Education of Ella Grasso

January 8, 2017

The daughter of Italian immigrants becomes Connecticut's first woman governor.  …[more]

Categories: Ella Grasso, Politics and Government, Postwar United States, Windsor Locks, Women

Ella Grasso at the Danbury Fair, ca. 1975-80

America’s First Woman Governor: Ella Grasso, 1919-1981

January 8, 2015

Born to Italian immigrant parents in Windsor Locks, Grasso held state and federal offices at a time when women politicians were rare. …[more]

Categories: Ella Grasso, Politics and Government, Windsor Locks, Women

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