Susan Farmer

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Susan L. (née Lawson) Farmer (May 29, 1942 – September 16, 2013) was an American politician, media executive and television personality.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she went to Garland Junior College and Brown University Extension Division. Farmer was elected to Secretary of State of Rhode Island in two terms, from 1982 through 1986 as a Republican, and was the first woman in Rhode Island history to serve in statewide constitutional office. Farmer then served as President of Rhode Island PBS until her retirement in 2004, and the Rhode Island Board of Elections. She died in 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island, at the age of 71 of cancer.[1][2][3]

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