Current Governors' Spouses:
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Guam
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Governor Spouse's Information
Printprintable version
Ohio
Frances Strickland

Spouse:  Gov. Ted Strickland

Frances Strickland's Web Site

Frances Strickland, First Lady of Ohio, was born in Simpsonville, Kentucky, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She attended Murray State University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Kentucky, where she earned a doctorate in educational psychology.

The first lady and her husband, Governor Ted Strickland, first met in 1974 at the University of Kentucky, where they shared a small office while working toward a psychology doctoral degree. Dr. Strickland has devoted herself to a lifelong career as an educational psychologist. She is the author of a widely-used screening test for kindergartners, as well as a children’s book, The Little Girl Who Grew Up To Be Governor.

The first lady and Governor Strickland share a vision for a better future for the people of Ohio. They have been married for more than 19 years.

National Governors Association, 444 N. Capitol St., Suite 267, Washington, D.C. 20001-1512 | (202) 624-5300
Copyright © 2004 National Governors Association. All rights reserved.