SHE WAS THE FIRST UNITED STATES WOMAN GOVERNOR, DIRECTOR OF THE U.S. MINT, PROHIBITION SUPPORTER, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Nellie Davis Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) Signed Card, "Good wishes to Mr. Patrick from Nellie Taylor Ross, Director of the Mint", 3 x 2, by the 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. Ross' tenure saw the Mint in 1944 investigate how several 1933 double eagles, never officially released, had come onto the market. She is known for establishing the Franklin half dollar and starting the making of proof coins for public sale. She was a staunch supporter of Prohibition during the 1920s. During her later years, she wrote for various women's magazines and traveled. Ross died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 101. In fine condition.