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Barbara Roberts
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34th Governor of Oregon
In office
January 14, 1991 – January 9, 1995
Preceded by Neil Goldschmidt
Succeeded by John Kitzhaber
21st Secretary of State of Oregon
In office
January 7, 1985 – January 14, 1991
Governor Victor Atiyeh
Neil Goldschmidt
Preceded by Norma Paulus
Succeeded by Phil Keisling
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 1981 – January 1985
Preceded by George Starr
Succeeded by Mike Burton
Personal details
Born December 21, 1936 (1936-12-21) (age 84)
Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Neal Sanders (1954–1972)
Frank Roberts (1974–1993)
Alma mater Portland State University

Barbara Kay Roberts (born December 21, 1936) is an American politician from the state of Oregon. She served as the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995. She was the first woman to serve as Oregon governor, and the only woman elected to that office until 2016.

A Democrat, Roberts was also the first woman to serve as majority leader in the Oregon House of Representatives. She also won two terms as Oregon Secretary of State, and served in local and county government in Portland.

Roberts was married to Oregon state Sen. Frank L. Roberts from 1974 until his death in 1993. From February 2011 until January 2013, she served on the council of Metro, the regional government in the Portland metropolitan area.

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