Ruth Ann Minner wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera

Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner dies at 86

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Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware’s first female governor, died Thursday at age 86. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor. Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has died at age 86. The Milford Democrat was Delaware’s first female governor,  serving 2001-09.  She previously served as the state’s lieutenant governor from 1993 until 2001. Before that, she represented the Milford/Slaughter Beach …