Female Governors 1990-2000

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


This is a list of female governors and similar leaders of both federal territories and unitarian states. Some of the governors listed are the actual leaders of the states, others are official representatives of the central power with no executive roles.

1990-94 Governor Olga Lucidaria Torres Puesán, San Pedro de Macorís (Dominican Republic)
Member of Parliament from 1998. (b. 1933-).

1990-94 Governor Olga Lucidaria Torres Puesan, San Pedro de Macoris  (Dominican Republic)
Member of Parliament from 1998. (b. 1950-).

1990-1994 Governor Dilia Irene Chirinos Amador, Colón (Honduras)

Another woman was Governor in this period.

1990-96 Governor Eva-Riitta Siitonen, Nyland Län/Uudenmann Lääni (Finland)
1985-89 Member of the City Government of Helsinki/Helsingfors, 1987-89 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Conservative Party and since 1996 Lord Mayor and City Director (stadsdirektör, överborgmästare) of Helsinki. (b. 1940-).

1990-95 Lieutenant Governor Marion L. Reid, Prince Edwards Island (Canada)
Deputy Speaker 1979-82 and 1982-86 Speaker of the PEI Legislative Assembly (b. 1929-).

1990 Lieutenant Governor Chandrawati, Pondicherry (Union Territory) (India) 
1964-66 Minister and 1972-74 Minister of State in Haryana, 1977-79 President of Janata Party and 1982-85 Leader of the Opposition, and later senior Congress Leader in Haryana.

1990-91 Acting Governor Elizabeth Azize, Amazonas (Brazil)
President of the Asembleía Legislativa of the State 1983-84 and possibly 1990-91.

1990 and 1995-97  Governor Bélen Sánchez Cáceres, Quindio (Colombia)

1990-96 Landshövding Anita Bråkenheilm, Kristianssand (Sweden)
1996-2002 Landshövding of Kalmar
Chief Doctor, 1979-88 MP and Chairperson of the Committees of Defence and Foreign Affairs. (b. 1937-).

1990-91 Acting Commissaris van de Konigin N.H. van den Broek-Laman Trip, Gelderland (The Netherlands)
Member of the Executive 1982-91, Mayor of Heemstede since 1993 and member of the Upper House where she was Vice-Faction Chairperson of the VVD 1994-99 until becoming Chair of the parliamentary group. 

1990-94 Governor  Ligia Zúñiga Clachar, Cunanacaste (Costa Rica)
Councillor in the Embassy in Nicaragua 1994-2000 and Member of the Directory of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana. MP from 2001.

1990-94 Governor N.N., Heredia (Costa Rica)

1990-94 Governor N.N., Cartago (Costa Rica)

1990-94 Governor N.N., Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

1990-94 Governor  N.N., Limón (Costa Rica)
Five of the seven governors in the country were women during that period.

1991-95 Governor Ann Willis Richards, Texas (USA)
As County Treasurer 1975-82 and State Treasurer 1982-90, she was the first woman to hold any state office in Texas for 50 years since governor Ma Ferguson (1925-27 and 1933-35). Ann Richards was also a well known Democrat in national politics. She lived (1933-2006).

1991-95 Governor Barbara Hughey Roberts, Oregon (USA)
Secretary of State 1985-91 (b. 1936-).

1991-95 Governor Joan McInroy Finney, Kansas (USA)

Joan Finney was State Treasurer 1975-91. She lived (1925-2001).

1991-94 Mayor Susan Pratt Dixon Kelly, District of Colombia (USA)
The US Capital, Washington D.C. has a semi-state position. She came from a distinguished private career, but her time in office as Mayor was not very successful.

1991-93 Governor Dulce María Saurin Rianico, Yucatán (Mexico)
1999 President of the Parliament of the State. Later federal leader of PRI. (b. 1951-).

1991 Acting Governor Martha Irena Lara Alatorre, Chihuahua (Mexio)

She was Secretary of Internal Affairs in Chihuahua 1986-92, and 1992-97 Ambassador in the Foreign Ministry, since 1997 Senator and sometime Vice-President of the Parliament del Latino Americano.

1991-92 Governor Matilde Svatetz de Menéndez, Tierra del Fuego, Antártida and the Islas del Atlántico Sur (Argentina)
Involved in various medical organisations, Subsecretary of Social Medicine of the Province of Buenos Aires 1988-89 and National Secretary of Health 1989-91.

1991-96 Governor Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell, South Australia (Australia)
In 1934 Roma Mitchell was admitted to practice law as a barrister and solicitor. In 1962 she was the first female Her Majesty’s Counsel in Australia and in 1965 she was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia, as the first woman ever appointed to an Australian superior court. In 1981-86 the first Chair of the Australian Human Rights Commission. 1983-91 Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. Also the first woman in a vice-regional position (Governor) in Australia. She lived (1913-2000).

1991-95 Civil Governor Maria Adelaide Gonçalves Carvalho Pires Lisboa, Lisboa  (Portugal)
Governor of the capital of Portugal, Lisbon.

1991-circa 96 Governor Professor Lale Ayataman, Mugla (Turkey)
1996-99 she was deputy to the Grand National Assembly for the Motherlands Party (ANAP). Chairperson of the European Committee for Environment and Regional Affairs and Vice-Chairperson of the Group of European Democrats (Conservatives).

1991 Governor Maria Mambo Café, Cabinda (Angola)
1977-78 Vice-Minister of Internal Trade, Ca.1982-86 Minister of Social Affairs, 1986-88 Vice- Premier, Minister of State for the Economic and Social Sphere (Second in Cabinet after President Dos Santos) and 1986-88 Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and later Party Secretary. (b. 1945-).

1991-2007 Fylkesman Åshild Hauan, Nordland Fylke (Norway)

1979-83 Deputy Mayor of Rana, Member of the Storting 1981-92 and President of the Odelsting 1985-89. She was appointed Local Governor in 1991 and took office one year later. (b. 1942-).

1991-? Regional Commissioner Halima Hamisi, Tanza (Tanzania)

  1991-?  Regional Commissioner Mary Alice Chipunglulu, Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)

1991-2002 Prefect of Tarn-et-Garonne
1996-2002 Prefect of the Region Lorraine and the Department of Moselle, Coordinating Prefect of the Rhin-Meusse Bassin
1996-2004 Prefect of the Defence Zone of the East
2002-04 Prefect of the Region of Bretagne and Prefect d'Ille-et-Vilaine Bernadette Malgorn (France)

1975-76 Sous-Prefect and Chief of the Cabinet of the Prefect of Saône-et-Loire, 1976-78 of Val-de-Marne, 1978-80 of Bretagne, 1983-86 Secretary General of Lorraine Affairs in Metz, 1990-91 Secretary General of the Prefecture of La Moselle and Director of the Cabinet of Philippe Séguin 1986-88 and 1993-96 (Minister of Social Affairs and President of the National Assembly) (b. 1951-).

1991-95 Prefect Colette Horel, Meuse (France)
1995-96 Prefect of Nièvre
1997-2002 Prefect and Secretary General of the Prefecture of Paris
Sous-Prefect of Châteaudun 1986-88. 

1991-94 Voivod Janina Sagatowska, Tarnobrzeskie  (Poland)
Deputy Governor 1990-91 and she later became Senator.

1991-96 Government Delegate Concepcíon Sáenz Laín, Murcia (Spain)
Governor of Castellón 1988-90 and of Murcia 1994-96.

1991 Prefect Wéré Regine Gazaro, Kozah (Togo)
Later minister in the central government and Director in the African Intellectual Property Organisation.

1991- District Commissioner Dottis Higgs Arthur, Middle Caicos (Turks and Caicos Islands)
Circa 2004 District Commissioner Salt Cay
2009-12 Middle Caicos

2011-12 North Caicos
Very much involved in the environmental preservation. Married to Cardinal Arthur of Conch Bar in the Baptist Church.

1991-... District Commissioner Elizabeth Gardiner, North Caicos (Turks and Caicos Islands)
Turk and Caicos Islands is a British Dependency in the Caribbean.

1991-.... District Commissioner Patricia Simons, Salt Cay (Turks and Caicos Islands)
Sometime before 2001 she was on the post by Loreen Malcom and then by Lydia Ewing.

1992-98 Governor Margarita (Tingting) de los Reyes  Cojuangco, Tarlac (Philippines)
Sister-in-law of the late former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.

1992-2001  Governor Priscilla Lopong Chiongbian, Sarangai (Philippines)
Her husband, James Chiongbian, was Member of the Congress.

1992-2001 Governor Rosalinda Y. Lopez, Davao Oriental (Philippines)

1992-98 Governor Emily Relucio-Lopez, Guimaras  (Philippines)
From 1998 member of the House of Representatives and Ambassador to the Vatican from 2006.

1992-2001 and 2004-13 Governor Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato, Occidental Mindoro (Philippines)

Circa 1995-98 her vice-governor was Anita A. Villaroza.

1992-97 Governor M.M. Leneen Forde, Queensland (Australia)

After her first husband died in 1966, she was left in charge of her four children. She took and education and 1974-92 she was a Partner of Cannan & Peterson in charge of probate and estates. Her second husband died in 1999. (Born in Canada in 1935).

1992-96 Governor Theodosia Blailes, Angaur State (Palau)
There are 16 federated states in the country with a large degree of autonomy

1992-96  Governor Joyce Wachunu Mujuru,  Mashonaland Central (Zimbabwe)
1980 Minister of Youth, Sport and Recreation, 1980-85 Minister of Community Development and Women's Affairs, 1985-88 Minister of State by the Prime Minister, 1988-92 Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Women’s Affairs, 1996-97 Minister of Information, Post and Telecommunication, Appointed Minister of Rural Resources and Water Development in 1997 and later also Vice-President.

1992-93 Federal Interventor (Acting Governor) Claudia Bello of Corrientes (Argentina)
In 1991 she was 3rd and from 1996 1st Vice-President of the Municipal Council of Buenos Aires, 1991  Subsecretary of Political Action and Human Rights in the Ministry of Interior, 1991-92 Secretary of State in the Office of the President and Secretary of Relations with the Communities and 1993-96 Secretary of Public Affairs and National Public Administration (b. 1960-) .

1992-95 Landshövding Görel Bohlin, Västerbotten (Sweden)
1973-89 Member of the Stockholm County Council, 1988-91 Mayor of Sigtuna. (b. 1930-).

1992-96  Prefect Marie-Françoise Haye-Guillard, Chantal (France)
1996-99 Prefect of Cher
1999-2001 Prefect of Charente

Prefect of Côtes-d'Armor
Sous-Prefect of Châteaudun 1979-81. In 2004 she became Prefect without posting (b. 1951-).

Circa 1992-93 Minister in charge of the Province of Central Zambia Wendy Wakapembe Sinkala (Zambia)
1993-99 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and from 1999 Ambassador to Kenya, The Seychelles etc.

1992-93 Chairperson of the District Administration Ludmila Kissova, District Trnava (Slovakia)
The government representative in the District.

1992, 1992-93 and 1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Gabriela Kacincova, District Povazska Bystrica (Slovakia)
The post is equivalent to that of a prefect. 

Until 1992 Chairperson of the District Administration Eva Sahligerova, District Levice (Slovakia)
Represented the State not the Self-government.  She lived (1953-99).

1992-95 Resident District Commissioner Bernadette Bigirwa, Kasese
1995-96 Resident District Commissioner of Jinja (Uganda)
District Administrator of Rukungiri 1988-92 and MP 1996-2004. She lived (1958-2004).

1992-2010 Custos Carmen Stewart, St. Andrew (Jamaica)
A A pastor Pentecostal Gospel Temple at Windward Road in East Kingston for about 40 years, and later the presiding Bishop for Pentecostal Gospel Temple Family of Churches, a position she still holds. The Custodes of Parishes are the Representatives of the Governor General in the Parish. First appointed Deputy Governor General, acting in the Governor General's absence in 1996 and on a number of later occations. (b. 1924-).

1993-96 Governor Lolita Aniyar de Castro, Zulia (Venezuela)
A former Member of Chamber of Deputies, she was, according to her own biography the first woman to be elected to the post of governor. She is now Minister-Councillor to UNESCO. 

1993 Governor Isaura Rosas Pérez,Povince of Colón (Panamá)
In 1992 she was Mayor of Colón and later Vice-Minister of Labour.

1993-circa 2003 Governor Khunying Dr. Charatsri Teepirach, Nakhon Nayok (Thailand)
Director General of Town and Country Planning in the Ministry of Interior prior to her appointment.

1993-94 Governor Sy Kadiatou Sow, Capital District of Bamako (Mali)
1994-95 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malians Abroad and African Integration and 1994-2000 Minister of Town Planning and Housing. (b. 1955-).

1993-96 Prefect Catherine Delmas-Comolli, Loir-et-Cher, Region Centre (France)
2006- Prefect of the Ardennes
Held many high administrative posts in the Government. In 1993 Prefect for Specific Tasks and 1997 Prefect without Charge and technical Advisor in the Government. (b. 1948-).

1993-94 Commissaris van de Konigin Margreeth de Boer, Drenthe (The Netherlands)
1994-98 Minister of Housing, Planning and Environment, From 1998 MP and Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs' Committee. (b. 1940-).

1993-  Fylkesman Tora Aasland Haug, Rogaland Fylke (Norway)
Deputy Party Leader 1983-87, Vice-Leader of the group of SV 1989-93, Vice-President of the Odelsting 1990-93 and Designated as Fylkesmann of Rogaland in 1991 Minister of Research and Higher Education in 2007. (b. 1945-).

1993-2008 Fylkesman Inger Lise Gjøv, Nord-Trøndelag Fylke (Norway)
Deputy Mayor of Inderøy 1975-79, Vice-President of the Storting 1988-91, Vice-President of the European Council 1989. She lived (1938-2009).

1993-97 Landshövding Ann-Cathrine Haglund, Malmöhus (Sweden)
1997-2002 Landshövding of Uppsala
Formerly active in municipal politics, 1989-93 Member of the European Council and various committees and council. (b. 1937-).

1993-94 Governor Vestine Mbundagu, Cankuzo (Burundi)
From circa 2003 Vice-President of the Parliamentary Group of FRODEBU.

1993-? Governor Pentile Pîrvar, Cantemir (Moldova)

1993-98 Prefect Anna Maria D'Ascenzo, Grosetto (Italy)
1998-2000 Prefect Perguia
The first woman to be appointed Government Representative and responsible for security. She had been Prefetto della Repubblica (without charge) from 1990 and 1997 Senior Prefect. (b. 1940-)

1993 and 1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Maria Gasparíkova, District Trnava (Slovakia)
From before 2002-03 Chairperson of Piestany District 
She was the government representative in the District.

1993-95 Chairperson of the District Administration Jana Potančoková , District Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)
The post was equivalent to that of a prefect. 

1993-94 and 1994-95 Chairperson of the District Administration Zuzana Michalikova, District Dolny Kubin (Slovakia)
Represented the State, not the Self-government. 

1993-94 Chairperson of the District Administration Iveta Novakova, District Rimavska Sobota (Slovakia)
Government representative in the District.

1994-2001 Governor Christine Todd Whitman, New Jersey (USA)
Reelected in 1998 and 2000, but resigned in 2001 to become member of the Federal Cabinet as Environment Agency Administrator, a post she held until 2003. (b. 1946-).

1994 and 1999-2004 Governor Irlena Brown Villalobos Province of Panamá (Panamá)
Previously civil servant in various ministries.

1994-98 Governor  Susana Richa de Torrijos, Province of Panamá (Panama)
Former Vice-Minister and 1981-84 Minister of Education.

1994-2001 Governor Cecilia Trejos Gómez de Larios, Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

1994-97 Governor Mireya Suárez Villalta, Alajuela (Costa Rica)

1994-97 Governor Rosario Cerdas Araya, Cartago (Costa Rica)

1994-1997 Governor Martha Johnson Maxwell Johnson Gibbs, Limón (Costa Rica)

1994-97 Governor Patricia Angulo Grillo, Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

1994-97 Lieutenant  Governor Margaret Norrie McCain, New Brunswick (Canada)

Throughout her career, she has been active in  organizations which promote education, music and the arts. She has served as Chancellor of the University of Mount Allison Board of Regents since 1986. (b. 1934-).

1994-99 Commissioner Helen Mamayaok Maksagak, North West Territories (Canada)
1999-2000 Commissioner of Nunavut
Deputy Commissioner 1992-95 of the North West Territoris and 2005-09 of Nunavut. She was the first inuit Commissioner, and lived (1931-2009).

1994-98 Governor Agnes Lukudi, Bahr-al-Jabal (Sudan)
Agnes Poni Lukodi Woro was Minister of Public Service and Manpower (Labour Forces) 1998-2000.

1994-98 Governor Kaarina Suonio, Hämeen Lääni/Tavastehus Län (Finland)
1982 Second Minister of Education for Culture,  1982-83 Minister of Culture and Science, 1983-86 Minister of Education (b. 1941-).

1994-99 Commissaris van de Konigin Ir. J.M. Leemhuis-Stout, Zuid-Holland (The Netherlands)
2016- Acting Commissaris van de Koning of Friesland

Worked by the Union of Waterscapes and was Dijkgraaf in Rotterdam 1984-94. The Count of the Dykes are in charge of the Dyke-systems. Acting Mayor in two different towns.

1994-99 Prefect Branislava Furjanovic, Prizren (Serbia/Yoguslavia)
Forced to leave the prefecture in Kosova during the uprising, and therefore considered herself "prefect in exile" until she was removed by the new government in 2001.

1994-? Governor Malachine Burwauvba, Kayanza  (Burundi)

1994-96 Government Delegate Amparo Rubiales Torrejón, Andalucia (Spain)
Also governor of Sevilla. 1979-82 Vice-President of the City Council of Sevilla, 1984-86 Councillor of the Presidency in Andalucia and 1986-96 Secretary General of Relations with the Parliament. From 2000 2. Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies.

1994-96 Government Delegate María del Pilar de la Vega Cebrián, Aragon (Spain)
Also Governor of Zaragoza.

1994 Governor Pauline Nyingone, Province de L'Estvaire (Gabon)
1982-? Secretary of State of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, 1988-89 Secretary of State for Social Affairs.

1994-2014  Lord-Lieutenant F. Mary Fagan, Hampshire (United Kingdom)
Has been active in Community Affairs and Charitable Work for many years. (b. 1939-).

1994-2011 Lord-Lieutenant Lady Mary Holborow, Cornwall (United Kingdom)
1990-2000 Vice-Chairperson of the Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Health Authority and member of a large number of official committees and boards and involved in charitable work. Daughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown. (1934-).

1994-96 Prefect Anna Maria Cancellieri Peluso, Vicenza (Italy)
2004- Prefect of Catania
Until 2009 Prefect of Bergamo, Brescia and Genova
Worked in various ministries 1996-2004 and appointed Commissioner of Bologna 2010-11 and Commissioner of Parma in 2011 after both mayors resigned after charges of corruption. Minister of Interior from 2011. (1944-)

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Ing. Tatiana Klimkova, District Presov (Slovakia)
The government representative in the District.

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Ludmila Richterova, District Prievidza (Slovakia)
The post is equivalent to that of a prefect. 

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Zdenka Ivanikova, District Rimavska Sobota (Slovakia)
Government representative in the District. 

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Eva Hudakova, District Bardejov (Slovakia)
Represented the State, not the Self-government. 

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Eva Safarikova, District Kosice (Slovakia)
Appointed by the government.

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Helena Farkasova, District Nove Zamky (Slovakia)
The official state-representative.

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Veronika Tothova, District Trebisov (Slovakia)
The government representative in the District.

1994-96 Chairperson of the District Administration Marta Šajbidorová, District Trencin (Slovakia)
The post was equivalent to that of a prefect. 

1994 Chairperson of the District Administration Maria Stalmaskova, District Zilina (Slovakia)
Not part of the self-government, but state representative. 

1995-2002 and 2009-14 Governor Roseana Maciera Sarney Murad, Maranhão (Brazil)
Member of the Liberal Party, PAL, and was reelected in 1998 with 60 pct. of the vote. Daughter of Jose Sarney, who was President in 1985-90. In 2002 Presidential candidate, but she reigned before the elections because of a corruption-scandal. Senator 2003-09. (b. 1953-).

1995-97 Governor Leonor Serrano de Camargo, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
Manager of a private company and senator from 2002.

1995-96 Acting Governor María Amparo Ossa Suárez, Caquetá (Colombia)
From 1998 she worked with the presidential admininstration.

1995-97 Governor Cristina Mitchell Hunter, San Andres (Colombia)

1995-98 Governor Sheila Kaul, Himshal Pradesh (India)
1982-89 Minister of State of Culture, Education and Social Welfare, 1991-95 Minister of Urban Development, 1995 Minister of Urban Affairs and Employment. She was a relative of Indira Gandhi, and lived (1915-2015).

1995-98 Lieutenant Governor Dr. Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Pondicherry (India)
1970-77 Minister in the Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh, 1984-86 Union Minister of State with independent charge of Social Welfare, 1986-87 Minister of State with independent charge of Labour, 1987-89 Minister of State with independent charge of of Welfare. She lived (1925-99).

1995-2004 and 2013- Governor Maria Angelica Rosedell M. Amante, Agusan del Norte (Philippines)
Daughter of the former Executive Secretary for the President Edelmiro Amante. Her mother, Rosario, is Mayor of Cabadbaran. In 2001 she won against Sheila Libarios. And from 2004 Member of the House of Representatives. (b. 1970-).

1995-2004 Governor Remedios (Matin) Loretto-Petilla, Leyte (Philippines) 
Trinidad G. Apostol was Vice-Governor 1998-2001. Remedios' husband, Leopoldo Petilla is former Governor of the State, and in 2001 her niece, Catalina Loreto Go run against her. 

1995-98 Governor Josie Castillo-Co, Quirino (Philippines)
Vice-Governor until 1992 and Presiding Officer of the Office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan 1991-92.

1995- Governor Hannele Pokka, Lappin Lääni/Lappland Län (Finland)
In 1986-94 Deputy Chairperson of Suomen Keskusta/Centern i Finland (The Centre Party), 1991-94 Minister of Justice,  1993 Candidate in her party's primary-elections for the Presidential Elections. (b. 1952-).

1995-2000 Commissioner Judy Gingell, Yukon Territory (Canada)

The first Canadian Indian Commissioner. 1989-95 she was chairperson of the First Nation's Council (Today the title is Grand Chief).

1995-97 Governor Milda Petrauskienė, Utena County Council (Lithuania )
Member of the Seimas from 2004. (b. 1949)-.

1995-99 Governor Jemma Gurgenovna Ananyan, Tavush (Armenia)
Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Regional Council of the People’s Deputies of Yerevan in 1977 and 1990-91 and 1991-96, 1. Secretary of the Regional Communist Committee of Yerevan 1983-91 until she left the party, Deputy Head of the Tavush Region in 1996, MP 1996-99 and Advisor of the Health and Social Ministry and later of the Ministry of the Diaspora from 1999. (b. 1931-)

1996-2001 Landshövding Kristina Persson (Johansson), Jämtland (Sweden)
Worked in the Government Administration, social democrat MP 1993-95, elected as MEP in 1995 and Appointed Minister of Strategy in 2014. (b. 1945-).

1995-2004 Landshövding Gerd Engman, Örebro (Sweden)
1987-90 State Secretary of Church- and Equality Affairs 
(b. 1942-).

1995-2005 Governor Hilde Houben-Bertrand, Limburg (Belgium)
Former high-ranking civil servant (b. 1939-).

1995-96 Government Delegate Carmen Moya García, Valencia (Spain)
Also Governor of Valencia. 2004 she became Government Commissioner for the Fight Against Drugs.

1995-96 Government Delegate María del Pilar Uedó, Madrid (Spain)
Also Governor of Madrid.

1995-97 Prefect and General Commander of the Department Mirtha Queuedo Acalinovic, Oruro (Bolivia)
Secretary of the Cámara de Diputados 1993-94, , Vice-President of the Municipal Council of Oruro 2001-02, President Cámara de Senadores  Bolivia 2001-02 and from 2003 Minister of Popular Participation (b. 1960-).

1995-2008 Lord-Lieutenant Bridget K. Cracroft-Eley, Lincolnshire  (United Kingdom)

From 1980 Member of the Local Parish Council, since 1988 Governor of Hackthon C of E Primary School, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1989-90. She was born as Cracrost-Amcotts and married to Robert Cracroft-Ely, who died 1996. (b. 1935-).

Until 1995 Chairperson of the District Administration Eva Bubniakova, District Dunajska Streda (Slovakia)
Government representative in the District.

1995-96 Chairperson of the District Administration Anna Novotna, District Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)
The post is equivalent to that of a prefect. 

1995-96 and 1997-circa 2002 Chairperson of the District AdministrationEva Grossingerova, District Poprad (Slovakia)
Both state representative under the new and the old district arrangement. 

... Danka Novotna, District Spisska Nova Ves (Slovakia)
Government representative in the District. 

1995 Chairperson of the District Administration Ludmila Mochnacova, District Stara Lubovna (Slovakia)
The official state-representative.

1996-2000 Governor of Koryak Autonomous Okrug Valentina Tadeyevna Bronevich (Russia)
Before becoming governor she was Chairperson of the local Executive Committee 1987-90. She was the only female leader of a territorial unit in Russia. (b. 1956-).

1996-2007 Lieutenant  Governor Lise Thibault, Quebec (Canada)

When she was a teenager an accident left her with a permanent disability, which confined her to a wheelchair She became involved in community affairs, and in 1977 she was appointed to the Quebec Ministry of Education's Commission of Surveillance of Language Education, 1987-1993 Vice President for Quebec's Commission of Labour Health and Security, 1993-99 President and CEO of the Office for Handicapped Persons in Québec. (b. 1939-).

1996-2000 Intendent Dra. Luz Peñalzo Serrano, Region VII de Maule (Chile)
Daughter of President Balaguer.

1996-98 Governor Ramona Lucrecia Paulino Liriano, Sánchez Ramírez (Dominican Republic)
MP since 1998. (b. 1959-).

1996-2000 Governor Dra. Nelly Asunción Pérez Duvergé, San Cristóbal (Dominican Republic)
From 2000 Consul General in Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and later Vice-Foreign Minister.

1996-2000 Governor Dra. Isabel Matos, Bahoruco (Dominican Republic)
Later senator.

Before 1996 Governor Olga Duque de Ospina, Huila (Columia)
Former Senator, Minister of Education 1996-97, Presidential Candidate 2002. (b. circa 1935-)

1996-97 Acting Governor Lucrecia Murcia Losada, Caquetá (Colombia)
Took over from Acting Governor Maria Amparo Ossa Suárez

1996-98 and 2004-05 Governor Olgalina de Quijada, Province of Colón (Panama)
MP 1999-2004 and Chairperson of the Women's Affairs Committee of the Parliament.

1996-? Governor Martha Johnson, Limón (Venezuela)
The first female governor and the first of African decent in the state.

Circa 1996-2000 Governor Ana María Medrano, Department of Guatemala (Guatemala)

1996 Zupan Prof. Dr. Sabria Hadzovic, Canton of Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
In office from March till October.

1996-97 Zupan Fatima Leho, The Herceg-Neretva Canton (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
In the rotating administration, she was Vice-Governor 1997-98 and became a Deputy Minister in the central government in 1998. (b. 1946-).

1996-97 Regional Supervisor and Deputy High Representative Cheryl Plumridge, Banja Luka in The Republic of Sprska (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Head of the Banja Luka Regional Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A British civil servant.

1996-98 Prefect Janine Pichon, Gers (France)
1998-99 Prefect of Mayenne
(b. 1937-).

1996-2003 Government Delegate Julia García-Valdecasas Salgado, Cataluña/Catalunya (Spain)
Former civil servant in the government of Catalunya, and from Minister of Public Administration in the central government. (b. 1944-).

1996-2003 Government Delegate Catalina Cirer Adrover, Illes Balares/Islas Baleares (Spain)
1993-96 Councillor (Minister) in the Government of the Canary Islands.

1996-99  Lord-Lieutenant and Lord Provost of Aberdeen Margaret Farquhar (United Kingdom)
In Scotland the Lord Mayor is named Lord Provost and in a number of cities also acts as the Queen's Represenative. In the virtue of her office, she was also Lord High Admiral of the Northern Seas and Vice Admiral of the Coast of Great Britain and Ireland.

1996-99 Prefect Elisabeth Allaire, Haute Marne
1999-2005 Prefect of Sarthe
2005-11 Prefect of Morbihan (France)
A high ranking civil servant.

1996-99  Prefect Maria-Teresa Cortellessa dell'Orco of Perugia (Italy)
2003-06 Prefect of Brescia

From 1968 administrator in the Ministry of Interior, appointed Prefect without charge in 1991, 1993-94 she was the first female Deputy Chief of Police, 1996 Chief of the Cabinet of the Minister of Interior before she became the first female prefect and later again worked in a leading position in the Ministry of Interior.

1997-2002 Governor Jane Dee Hull, Arizona (USA)
Speaker of the House of Representatives 1989-93 and Secretary of State 1995-97. She succeeded to the post after her predecessor resigned. She was barred by term limits from seeking re-election. (b. 1935-).

1997-2002 Governor Jeanne Bowers Shaheen, New Hampshire (USA)
State Senator 1990-96 and US Senator from 2009. (b. 1947-)

1997-2000 Governor Dame Josephine Abaijah, Milne Bay Province
Former leader of the Papuan secessionist movement as Leader of The Papuan Freedom Party since 1972. It merged with another party in the 1990's. She was Chairperson of the Interim Commission (Government) of the National Capital District around 1989. She was ousted as Governor by a vote of no confidence but retained her position as MP, but later the High Court apparently reinstalled her as governor, but it was not effectuated. Since 2000 Member of the National Committee on Bougainvillea. She was knighted in 1991 (b. 1942).

1997-2001  Governor Selvi M. Fathima Beeri, Tamil Nadu (India)

In 1983 she was appointed judge in the Kerala High Court. 1989-93 Judge in the Supreme Court of India as the first woman. She was removed from the post of governor after having appointed J. Jayalalitha Jayaram as chief Minister in spite of her conviction for corruption. (b. 1927-)

1997-99 Governor V.S. Ramadevi, Himashal Pradesh (India)
1999- Governor of Karnataka 
Former Chief Election Commissioner, 1993-97 Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha. 

1997-2002 Lieutenant Governor Hilary Frayne Weston, Ontario (Canada)

Worked in business and philanthropy before her appointment as Lt. Governor. She supported cultural projects and research into breast cancer and aids.  Born in Dublin (b. 1942-).

1997-2003 Lieutenant  Governor Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Councell, New Brunswick (Canada)
A hospital doctor, she also worked as a nutritionist for the governments of New Brunswick and Ontario and, during her early years in Toronto, as a free-lance journalist. Minister of State of Family and Conservation Service in New Brunswick 1995-97. 2003 appointed senator. (b. 1933-).

1997-2001 Governor Nuria Maria Aguilar Bloise, Alajuela (Costa Rica)

1997-2001 Governor María de los Ángeles Cubillo López, San José (Costa Rica)

1997-2003 Provincial Governor Claudia Grace Uushona, Otjozondjupa (Namibia)
Also Councillor in the National Council from Grootfontein. Ambassador to Cuba and the Dominican Republic 2003-10 and Angola from 2010.

1997-200? Governor Fatima Abd el-Mahoud Fatima Ahmed Abdel Mahmoud Mohamed, al-Gezira (Jazirah) (Sudan)

Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Youth and Sport 1972, Minister of State of Social Welfare 1974-75, Minister of Social Welfare 1975-79, MP 1973-2005 and Deputy Parliamentary Speaker 1983-85, President of the Socialist Union Party from 2007 and Presidential Candidate in 2010. 

1997-99 Governor Satu Camará Pinto, Region of Gabú (Guinea Bissau)

1990-97 President of the Region of Cacheu, 2. Vice-President of the African Party for Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Independence (PAIGC) 2004-08 1. Vice-President of the People's National Assembly and Minister of Interior from 2009. (b. 1948-).

1997-2002 High Commissioner Ruth Yaméogo née Sawadogo, Province du Kadiogo
2002-04 High Commissioner of the Province du Bazèga
2004-08 Governor of the Region Plateau Central (Burkina Faso)
1995-96 Prefect of the Department of Saaba in l’Oubritenga and 1996-97 Secretary General of the Province of Bam and Prefect of Kongoussi. Mother of 5 children. (b. 1960-)

1997-99 Voivode Krystyna Lukaszuk, Białostocki
1999-2001 Voivode in Podlaski  

(b. 1949-).

1997-99 Governor Danuté Mileikiené, Telsiai (Lithuania )
(b. 1948-).

1997-2004 Governor Tuula Linnainmaa, Södra Finland Län/Etelä-Soumen Lääni (Finland)
1995-97 Minister of Transport and Communication . The South Finland County was a newly established province as a meger of a number of provinces as part of a new administrative structure of the country. (b. 1942-).

1997-2004 Landshövding Karin Starrin, Halland (Sweden)
MP for the Center Party 1988-97 and Member of the European Parliament 1995. From 2004 Director General of the Directorate of Costums.(b. 1947-).

Circa 1997-99 Prefect Makbule Çeço, Tirana (Albania)
1999-2001 she was Deputy Premier of the country. See Vice Premiers 1990-99, and from 2001 Vice-President of the Parliament.

1997-99 Prefetto Italia Fortunati, Piacenza (Italy)
1999-2000 Commissioner of the Government of the Regione Campania
2000-07 Prefect of Modena.
2007- Prefect of
Former Vice-Prefect of Isernia and Prefect and Vice-Commissioner of the Government in Napoli 1993.

1997-2007 Statsamtmand Bente Flindt Sørensen, København og Frederiksberg (Denmark)
1997-2010 Stiftsamtmand for the Diocese of København (Copenhagen)
2006-10 Director of the State Administration for the Capital Region (Statsforvaltningsdirektør for Statsforvaltningen Hovedstaden)
2007-10 Stiftamtmand for the Diocese of Helsingør

In 2005 she was appointed to handle the transfer from the County of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and parts of Sealand to new State Administration (Statsforvaltningen Hovedstaden). She previously worked in the ministries of Labour and Social Affairs 1969-84, 1984 Acting Chief of Complaint in the Administration of Social Complaints and 1986-92 its chief, 1992-97 Deputy Chief of the Administration. Daughter of the Late Mogens Flindt Nielsen and Lise Nørgaard (a famous Danish journalist and author ), and married to the judge in the High Court, Per Sørensen. (b. 1943-).

1997-2015 Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah Goad, Surrey (United Kingdom)
Director of Tilburstow Farms Co Ltd, 1963-70, and a partner in Lambert Farmers, 1970-94. Deputy Chairperson of the Family Panel 1992-1997, and has served extensively in the educational and charitable fields. (b. 1938-).

 1998-99 Governor Nancy Putnam Hollister, Ohio (USA)

The 66th Governor of the State. She was Lt. Governor and was appointed during a vacancy after the former Governor were elected to the US Senate. 

1998- Regional Co-coordinator and Governor Alba Rivera de Vallejos, North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) (Nicaragua)
The remote area inhabited by Indians from the former kingdom of Miskito has got virtual self government. Alba Rivera was Political Leader of the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista until 2000.

Circa 1998-? Governor Lucila Esparanza Barahona de Castro, Santa Barbára (Honduras)
In December 1998 Lucila Barahona  was suspended, for inflating her region's death toll from Hurricane Mitch. It also lowered its official death count by 1.350 people. the crash, which occurred while Castellanos was surveying hurricane damage. She was later cleared and reinstated.

Before 1998-2002 Governor María Teresa Jansen de Aguillar, Cortes (Honduras)



1998-99 Governor Antonia Zaracho de Recalde, Department of Boquerón (Paraguay)

1998-2002 Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jajani Rai, Pondicheery  (India)
Dean of Nagpur University Home Science Faculty (b. 1931-).

1998-2010 Governor Josefina (Josie) Mendoza Dela Cruz, Bulacan (Philippines)
City Councillor 1980 and Vice-Mayor of Bocave 1982-88, Board Member of Bulacan 1988.  She had been Vice-Governor 1992-98 and succeeded the former governor in February 1998, and was elected in May. In 2001 she was reelected against Luz Parungao-Viado. (b. 1958-).

1998-2007 and 2010- Governor Carmencita O. Reyes, Marinduque (Philippines)

Undersecretary of Social Secretary and Devlopment 1981-82 and later Member of the House of Representatives. (b. 1931-).

1998-2007 Governor Imelda Quibranza Diamporo, Lano del Norte (Philippines)
Daughter of the late former governor of the state, Arsenio Quibranza and married to the former governor Abdullah D.

1998-2007 Governor Rosette Yñiguez Lerias, Southern Leyte (Philippines) 
The vice-governor is Eva L. Tomol. (b. 1945-).

1998-2001 Governor Ruthie de Lara Guingona, Misamis Oriental (Philippines)
Her husband, Teofisto Guingona, is Senator and former Executive Secretary and Secretary of Justice in the national cabinet. She did not run for reelection. (b. 1942-).

1998-2001 Governor Madeleine Mendoza Ong, Northern Samar (Philippines)
1986-1988 Officer-in-Charge and Mayor and 1988-1998 Elected Mayor of Laoang. Her husband was Governor of Samar. (b. 1947-)

1998-2001 Governor Valentina G. Plaza, Agusan del Sur (Philippines)
The vice-governor of the state has been Virginia M. Getes since around 1995. Later elected to the House of Representatives.

Circa 1998-2001 Governor Maria Zita Claustro Valera, Abra (Philippines)

Known as Ching Valera, she was not reelected in 2001.

1998 Voivode Maria Piór, Elbląski  (Poland)


1998 Voivode Grażyna Sztark, Koszaliński  (Poland)

Vice-President of the Senate from 2010.(b.1954-).

1998-2000 Prefect Eleni Beseba, Athens (Greece)

Sometime Socialist MP.

1998-2002 Prefect Marry Tzanaki, Piraeus-Sorotou (Greece)

Elected as Regional Governor with limited powers.

1998-2001 Isabella Giannola, Caltanissetta (Italy)
2000-03 Prefect
of Siena (Italy)

From 2003 Prefect-at-Large, later Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and Vice-Director of the Secret Service from 2006. (b. 1943-).

1998-2004 Landshövding  Birgit Friggebo, Jönköping (Sweden)

1976-78 Minister of Planning in Ministry of Housing, 1978-83 of Housing and Planning, 1991-94 of Culture and Immigration. Party Secretary 1983-86, Deputy Chairperson 1986-90 and Parliamentary Leader of Folkepartiet Liberaerne (Liberals) 1990-91, Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee of Riksdag 1994-98, (b. 1944-).

1998-2004 Landshövding Lillemor Arvidsson, Gotland (Sweden)
Chairperson of Kommunal (Union of Municipal Employees) 1988-95. She lived (1943-2012).

1998- Governor Pirjo Ala-Kapelee, Östra Finlands Län/Itä-Suomen Lääni (Finland)
1986-87 Minister of Education.

1998-2001 Fylkesmann Karin Moer Røisland, Oslo og Akershus Fylke (Norway)
1978-81 Vice-Mayor of Ås, Assistant Fylkesman 1991-99 and acting governor from December 1998 til January 1999. From 2001 Permanent Secretary, Departementsråd, in the Ministry of Labour and Administration (b. 1939-).

1998-15 Fylkesmann Ann-Kristin Olsen, Vest-Agder Fylke (Norway)
1983-95 Chief of Police of Halden (as the first woman in the country) and Sysselman of Svalbard 1995-1998 (b.  1945-).

1998-2004 Fylkesmann Solveig Helene Sollie, Telemark Fylke (Norway)
Member of the Parliament 1985-97, 1989-90 Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs, 1987-93 and from 1996 Deputy Leader of Kristeligt Folkeparti, Christian People's Party. (b. 1944-).Daughter of President Balaguer.

1998 Governor Raymonde Dury, Administrative Arrondissement of Bruxelles-Capital (Belgium)
Member of the European Parliament 1982-98. Governor  May-November. 

1998-2009 Governor Véronique Paulus de Châtelet, The Administrative Arrondissement of Bruxelles-Capital (Belgium)
Judge in various high courts 1981-94 and chairperson of a commission in charge of modernizing the court-system 1994-1998. (b. 1948-).

1998-99 Voivode Teresa Piotrowska, Bydgoski  (Poland)

A historian and theologist. Since 2001 she is deputy in Sejm. (b.1955-).

1998-  Lord-Lieutenant The Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, Powys (United Kingdom)

A former Lady-in-Waiting for HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), High Sheriff of Powys 1991 and had other community posts. Mother of 4 children.

1998-2007  Lord-Lieutenant Dr. June Paterson-Brown, Roxburgh, Eltrich and Lauderdale (United Kingdom)

Deputy Lieutenant of the County 1990, and had been active in girl scout affairs for many years. She was the first female  Lord-Lieutenant in Scotland.

1998-2014 Lord-Lieutenant Lady Juliet Townsend, Northamptonshire (United Kingdom)
Former High Sheriff and involved in local charity and community work trough many years.

1998-2015 Lord-Lieutenant Lady Elizabeth Gass, Sommerset (United Kingdom)
County Councillor 1985-988 and is member of the board of the English Heritage Commission and holds other posts in the community.

1999-2003 Governor Luciana Perosa de Policani, Colón (Panamá)

Resigned to run for an elective office in 2004.

1999-before 2001 Governor Soledad Aguirre de Rengel, Loja (Ecuador)

1999-2000 Governor Irene Lailin Sáez Conde, Nuevo Esparta (Islas de Margaritas etc) (Venezuela)
Former Mayor in a part of Caracas, 1999 Presidential Candidate.

Ca 1999 Acting Governor Teresa Andrés Herdera, Limón (Costa Rica)

Member of the Partido Acción Ciudadana. Candidate to Parliament in 2002

1999-2005 (†) Lieutenant-Governor Lois E. Hole, Alberta (Canada)

"Gardening guru", philantropist, education advocate and community supporter, 1998-2002, The 16th Chancellor of the University of Alberta. 2003 her husband died of cancer and she died of the same diceaseMother of two sons, she lived (1933-2005).

1999-2004 Wali Nouria Yamina Zerhouni, Tipaza (Algeria)
2004-10 Walie of Mostaganem
2010-14 Walie of Aïn Témouchent
2015- Walie of Boumerdès
Niece of the Minister of Interior and first female prefect in the country. Minister of Tourism 2014-15.

1999- Fylkesmann Kirsti Kolle Grøndal, Buskerud (Norway)
2. Assistant Vice-President of the Storting (Grand Assembly) 1984-86 and 1989-90 and it's 1. Vice-President 1990-93 and President 1993-2001. She was also Minister of Church Affairs and Education 1986-88, Minister of Development Aid 1988-89. In 1999 she was appointed Fylkesmann of Buskerud with absence-of-leave until she left the parliament after the elections in 2001. (b. 1943-).

Around 1999 Governor Bounpheng Mounphosay, Xieng Khouang Province (Laos)
Vice-Minister of Education Circa 2003-06 and Minister to Prime Minister's Office, Head the Public Administration and Civil Service Authority from 2006.

1999-2001 Prefect Anne-Marie Escoffier, Aveyron (France)
2002 Prefect of
Former civil servant in various ministries.

1999-2000 Prefect Anne Merloz, Haute-Saône  (France)
2000-02 Prefect of Lot-et-Garonne
2002-06 Prefect of Cher
2006-13 Prefect of Saône-et-Loire
Sous-Prefect of Ain 1983-84, of Pas-de-Calais 1987-90 and of Boulogne-Billancourt 1992-99. In the meantime civil servant in various ministries. (b. 1946-).

1999- Prefect Anna Maria D'Ascenzo, Perugia (Italy)
Had a career in the Ministry of Interior, also after becoming Prefect. 

1999-2001 Prefect Gordana Despotovic-Roza, District of North Banat (Vojvodina/Yugoslavia)

North Banat is placed in the province of Vojvodina.

1999-2015 Lord-Lieutenant Margaret Dean, Fife (United Kingdom)

Former County Councillor and retired teacher.

1999-2003  Lord-Lieutenant and Lord Provost of Aberdeen Margaret Smith (United Kingdom)
In virtue of her office, she was Lord High Admiral of the Northern Seas and Vice Admiral of the Coast of Great Britain and Ireland.

1999-2003  Lord-Lieutenant and Lord Provost Helen Wright, Dundee (United Kingdom)
In Scotland the Lord Mayor is called Lord Provost.

1999-2007 Stats- og stiftamtmand Ninna Würtzen, the County of Fyn (Denmark)
1999-2013 Stiftsamtmand of the Diocese of Fyn
2006-13 Director of the Regional State Administration for the Region of Southern Denmark (Statsforvaltningen Syddanmark)
2007-13 Stiftsamtmand of the Diocese of Haderslev
The translation of her title was State representative and chief administrative officer of the local county authority and of the diocese of the County of Fyn. As Regional Director she was appointed to handle the transfer from the various Statsamts on Fyn and Southern Jutland to new State Administration of Southern Denmark, and she continues as Stiftsamtmand. Former Executive Director in the Association for the Fight Against Cancer, Kræftens Bekæmpelse. (b. 1941-).

1999-2005 Prefect Anna Maria Sorge Lodovici, Arezzo
Prefect of Trieste and Government Commissioner of the Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy)

Prefect of Provinces and Government Commissioners of the Autonomous Region.

1999-circa 2009 Provincial Commissioner Philemona Bachaberi Koech,  Eastern Province  (Kenya)

1998-99 she was District Commissioner Kitui as one of the two first women provincial leaders, making her in charge of both. 

1999 Governor Adèle Lotsove Mugisa, Kibali-Itur (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Appointed by the Ugandan force commander

Circa 1999- Sýslumaður Inger L. Jónsdottir, Eskifriði (Iceland)

In 2000 Neskampstað Sýslu was incorporated into Eskifriði Sýslu.

Circa 1999-2005 Sýslumaður Áslaug Þórarinsdóttir, Hólmavík
2005- Sýslumaður of
Búðardal (Iceland)

As "County Sheriff" she was both Chief of Police and Government Representative of the area.

Circa 1999-circa 2002 Superintendent Wilhemina Davis, Sinoe (Lberia)


1999-? Prefect Lydie Marthe Yangba, Ombella-M’Poko (Central African Republic)
2009-13 Prefect of Ouaka
2014- Prefect of Mambéré-Kadéï
Subprefect of Boali 1994-99 and Minister of Reconciliation, Political Dialogue and the Promotion of Civic Culture 2015-16.

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