Martha Layne Collins

American businesswoman and politician

Martha Layne Collins (born Martha Layne Hall; December 7, 1936)[1] is a former American businesswoman and politician from Kentucky. As of 2014, she is the only female governor Kentucky has had. She was the fifty-sixth Governor (1983-87) after replacing John Y. Brown Jr..[2]

Martha Layne Collins, Nov 1986

Collins was considered as a running mate for Democratic Presidential nominee Walter Mondale. Mondale, however, chose Geraldine Ferraro for his mate.

Layne Collins was born in Bagdad, Kentucky.


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