Utah's First Female Governor Honored

Utah's First Female Governor Honored


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's first female governor is now the first woman to be inducted into the Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame.

Yesterday, 74-year-old Olene Walker became the seventh inductee at the University of Utah institute.

The recognition is the institute's highest honor. It's given to a Utah elected official who has made significant and exemplary contributions to politics and public service in the state.

Also at the honor ceremony, Zions Bank announced they will sponsor the Olene Walker Scholarship. The bank's president said each year they will give the four-thousand to five-thousand dollar scholarship to a female student from Utah who is associated with the institute.

Walker plans to teach at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts and serve an 18-month mission for the L-D-S Church.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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