Ella Grasso : Connecticut's pioneering governor by Jon E. PurmontLibGuides: "When Ella Tambussi Grasso ran for governor of Connecticut in 1974, she had not lost an election since she was first voted into the state’s General Assembly in 1952. The people of Connecticut chose her as the nation’s first woman to be elected governor in her own right—the capstone of a long and successful career dedicated to public service, effective government, and the democratic process. During her tenure as governor, Grasso’s leadership was tested in the face of fiscal problems, state layoffs, and budget shortfalls. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she endeared herself to her constituents during the great Blizzard of 1978, when she stayed at the State Armory around the clock to direct emergency operations and make frequent television appearances. Author Jon E. Purmont, who served as Grasso’s executive assistant when she was governor, draws on his diary from that time, research in Grasso’s archives, and interviews with Grasso’s family and friends to give us a rich and intimate portrait of this political pioneer."
Call Number: Stacks F101.3.G73 P87 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Ella : a Biography of Governor Ella Grasso by Bysiewicz, Susan
Call Number: Spec Coll F101.G7 B97 2002 Item does not circulate
Publication Date: [2002, c1984.]
Ella Tambussi Grasso : From Daughter of Emigrants to First Woman Governor of an American State by Marcella Serpa ; introduction by Pierangelo Castagneto ; translated by Valerie Beavers
Call Number: Stacks E184.I8 S4713 2009 Item does not circulate.