ELLA GRASSO MADE A DIFFERENCE
"Bloom where you are planted. That is Windsor Locks, which is my strength and life."
- Ella Grasso
The election of Ella Grasso in 1974 gave Connecticut its first female governor and its first governor of Italian heritage. Her election also gave the nation the first woman of any state to be elected governor in her own right, without having run on the record of a husband who had also been governor. On January 8, 1975 Ella Grasso boarded a train at the historic station to attend her inauguration in Hartford.