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Linda Lingle

American politician; sixth Governor of Hawaii; former member of the Maui County Council and former mayor of Maui County. She was the first female governor in the state's history at the time of her term

Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter; June 4, 1953) is an American politician. She was the sixth Governor of Hawaii. She is a Republican.

Linda Lingle
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Lingle at the 65th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
6th Governor of Hawaii
In office
December 2, 2002 – December 6, 2010
LieutenantJames Aiona
Preceded byBen Cayetano
Succeeded byNeil Abercrombie
Mayor of Maui
In office
January 2, 1991[1] – January 2, 1999
Preceded byHannibal Tavares
Succeeded byJames Apana
Personal details
Linda Cutter

(1953-06-04) June 4, 1953 (age 66)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Charles Lingle (1972–1975)
William Crockett (1986–1997)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge
ProfessionNewspaper publisher


  1. "Other Hawai'i mayors who died in office". Honolulu Advertiser. June 23, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2012. The late Hannibal Tavares won the mayor's seat in a special election in October 1979 to complete Cravalho's term. He became Maui's longest serving mayor, serving until Jan. 2, 1991.