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Biden, others pay tribute to former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mourners shared laughter, memories and tears as they paid their last respects to former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter, high school dropout and widow who became the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor. She died Thursday at the age of 86. President Joe Biden joined friends, family and fellow politicians in Milford on Wednesday for Minner's funeral. They recalled her […]

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Former Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner dead at 86

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ruth Ann Minner, the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor, has died. She was 86. Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse a close friend and former chief of staff for Minner, said she died Thursday morning. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter and a high school dropout who was twice widowed. She got her first taste of politics as a legislative bill clerk and rose through the Democratic […]

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