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Dixy Lee Ray
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17th Governor of Washington
In office
January 12, 1977 – January 14, 1981
Lieutenant John Cherberg
Preceded by Daniel Evans
Succeeded by John Spellman
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
In office
January 19, 1975 – June 20, 1975
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Frederick Irving
Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission
In office
February 6, 1973 – January 18, 1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by James Schlesinger
Succeeded by Position abolished
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Born
Marguerite Ray

(1914-09-03)September 3, 1914
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Died January 2, 1994(1994-01-02) (aged 79)
Fox Island, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Mills College (BS, MS)
Stanford University (PhD)
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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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