Book talk & signing by Jon E. Purmont:  ELLA GRASSO:  Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor  

Born: Ella Giovanna Oliva Tambussi (1919 – 1981)
           The daughter of Italian immigrants

Political Party: Democrat

Offices: Connecticut House of Representatives, 1952 – 1957
Connecticut Secretary of the State, 1959 -1 971
U.S. Congress, 1971 – 1975
Governor of Connecticut, 1975 – 1980

America’s first woman elected governor in her own right
First Connecticut governor of Italian heritage
Never lost an election
First woman honored with a statue in niche of the State Capitol
Perhaps Connecticut’s best-loved  governor in modern times

Tuesday, November 20, 2012,  6:30 p.m.

Silas Bronson Library 
267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT             

Admission is free. Free Parking after 6:00 p.m