Judy Martz

  Female      American      Politician

  Born : Jul 28, 1943  

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Judy Martz (born July 28, 1943) was the 22nd Governor of Montana, having served a single term from January 1, 2001, to January 3, 2005.

Martz was born July 28, 1943 in Big Timber, Montana as Judy Morstein. She graduated from Butte High School in 1961, and attended Eastern Montana College. Martz' father was a miner and rancher, and her mother was, at various times, a cook, liquor-store clerk and motel maid.

Martz was a speed skater at the 1964 Olympics (1500 metres), 1962 Miss Rodeo Montana, and owner and operator, with her husband, Harry, of a garbage disposal service in her hometown of Butte, Montana. She was one of the first two Montana women to appear in the Olympics.

In 1996 Martz became the first female Lieutenant Governor of Montana; elected with Marc Racicot. She served as Lieutenant Governor from 1997 to 2001. She was Montana's first female governor...

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