PHOENIX – Former Arizona Governor Jane Hull has died, according to state officials. She was 84.
Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer tweeted that Hull and her husband, Terry, died of natural causes hours apart.
Within hours of each other, Arizona lost former Governor Jane Hull and her husband Dr Terry last night from natural causes. Jane worked tirelessly for our State, especially for AZ’s school children. As my friend since 1981, I know AZ is better today because of her service. RIP pic.twitter.com/99QFCMCuQt
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) April 17, 2020
Hull became Arizona’s first elected female governor in 1998.
Arizona is deeply saddened by the passing of former Gov. Jane Hull and her husband Dr. Terry Hull.
A teacher, legislator, first woman Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, and AZ’s first woman elected governor, Governor Hull dedicated 25 years to principled public service. pic.twitter.com/7qzLdgTtbb
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 17, 2020
Hull was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, and she grew up in Kansas, where she graduated from Kansas State University and worked as a school teacher. Her husband, Terry, was on obstetrician.