Jane Dee Hull

American politician (1935-2020)

Jane Dee Hull (nee Bowersock; August 8, 1935 – April 16, 2020) was an American politician and educator.

Jane Dee Hull
20th Governor of Arizona
In office
September 5, 1997 – January 6, 2003
Preceded byFife Symington
Succeeded byJanet Napolitano
16th Secretary of State of Arizona
In office
January 2, 1995 – September 5, 1997
GovernorFife Symington
Preceded byRichard D. Mahoney
Succeeded byBetsey Bayless
36th Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1989 – July 1992
Preceded byJoe Lane
Succeeded byMark Killan
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 18th district
In office
January 8, 1979 – October 1993
Personal details
Jane Dee Bowersock

(1935-08-08)August 8, 1935
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 16, 2020(2020-04-16) (aged 84)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Terry Hull
(m. 1954; died 2020)
Alma materUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence
Arizona State University

In 1997, she became Governor of Arizona after the resignation of Fife Symington. She became the state's 20th Governor. Hull was elected in her own right the following year, and served until 2003.

Hull was the first woman formally elected as Governor of Arizona, and the second woman to serve in the office after Rose Mofford. She was a member of the Republican Party.

Hull died on April 16, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, aged 84.[4] Her husband, Terry Hull, died a few hours before her on the same day.[5]


  1. Purdum, Todd S. (September 5, 1997). "Once Again in Arizona, Secretary of State Is Suddenly Thrust Into the Job of Governor". New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  2. "Governor's Information – Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  3. "GOVERNOR Jane Dee Hull". Arizona Blue Book – Chapter 3. Secretary of State of Arizona. Archived from the original on December 2, 2003. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  4. "Former Arizona governor Jane Dee Hull dies at age 84". KPNX. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  5. "Former Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull and her husband die within hours of each other". azcentral. Retrieved April 21, 2020.