How did Joan Growe make Minnesota political history ... twice?

On Sept. 27, 1935, former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe was born in Minneapolis. In her long political career, she would do two things no other woman had done up to that point in state history. What were they? For the answer, click on the headline above...
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When Joan Growe was elected Secretary of State in 1974, she was the first woman in state history to be elected to a statewide office without without first having been appointed.

In 1984, she also made history by being the first woman in Minnesota to capture a party's nomination for a U.S. Senate bid. She lost, however, to Republican Rudy Boschwitz in that election.

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