Rose Perica Mofford (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Rose Mofford

Rose Perica Mofford was an American civil servant and politician of the Democratic Party whose career in state government spanned 51 years. Beginning her career with the State of Arizona as a secretary, Mofford worked her way up the ranks to become the state’s first female secretary of state and first female governor.

Born: Rose Perica, June 10, 1922, Globe, Arizona, U.S.
Died: September 15, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Preceded by: Evan Mecham
Succeeded by: Fife Symington

About Rose Perica Mofford

First female governor of Arizona who served from 1988 to 1991. She is credited with bringing stability and calm to her state after years of governmental corruption and problems.

Before Fame

She was an All-American softball player and graduated as as class valedictorian from her high school.


She held the office of Secretary of State of Arizona for over a decade.

Family Life

She married T.R. Mofford, a police captain, in 1957.


She paved the way for future female governors of Arizona like Jan Brewer.

Information related to Rose Mofford

  • Secretaries of State of Arizona
  • Governors of Arizona
  • Women in Arizona politics
  • Women state governors of the United States
  • Arizona Democrats

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