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MADELEINE MAY KUNIN

January, 10th 1985 - Madeleine is elected Gov of Vermont.

She was Vermont's first and, to date, only female governor as well as the first Jewish governor of Vermont. She was also the first Jewish woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state. Kunin was born on September 28, 1933, in Zürich, the daughter of Renee (Bloch) and Ferdinand May. Her family was Jewish. She moved to the United States as a child.

RST is celebrating 40 years of open hearts and fresh starts this year. In honor of our 40th anniversary, RST is looking back on the history of refugees and the contributions they have made to the world.

Earlier Event: January 8
TOM STOPPARD
Later Event: January 11
RITA ORA