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Dixy Lee Ray
|17th Governor of Washington|
January 12, 1977 – January 14, 1981
|Preceded by||Daniel Evans|
|Succeeded by||John Spellman|
|Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs|
January 19, 1975 – June 20, 1975
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Irving|
|Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission|
February 6, 1973 – January 18, 1975
|Preceded by||James Schlesinger|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
September 3, 1914
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
|Died||January 2, 1994
Fox Island, Washington, U.S.
|Education||Mills College (BS, MS)
Stanford University (PhD)
Dixy Lee Ray (September 3, 1914 – January 2, 1994) was an American scientist and politician. He was the 17th Governor of the U.S. state of Washington. She was the state's first female governor and was in office during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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