V. S. Ramadevi
V. S. Ramadevi
|12th Governor of Himachal Pradesh|
26 July 1997 – 1 December 1999
|Preceded by||Mahabir Prasad|
|Succeeded by||Vishnu Kant Shastri|
|Secretary General of Rajya Sabha|
1 July 1993 – 25 July 1997
|Preceded by||Sudarshan Agarwal|
|Succeeded by||S. S. Sohoni|
|Chief Election Commissioner of India|
26 November 1990 – 12 December 1990
|Preceded by||R. V. S. Peri Sastri|
|Succeeded by||T. N. Seshan|
|Born||15 January 1934|
Chebrolu, Madras Presidency, British India
|Died||17 April 2013 (aged 79)|
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
V. S. Ramadevi (15 January 1934 – 17 April 2013) was an Indian civil servant who was the 13th Governor of Karnataka and 9th Chief Election Commissioner of India from 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990. She was the first woman to become Chief Election Commissioner of India. She was succeeded by T. N. Seshan. Ramadevi was the first (and to date, only) woman to serve as Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha, from 1 July 1993 to 25 September 1997. And also she was the first and to date only female Governor of Karnataka, from 2 December 1999 to 20 August 2002. 
Ramadevi was born in Chebrolu of West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India on 15 January 1934 (which happens to be the date of the Sankranti harvest festival). She was educated in Eluru. She registered her name as advocate after completing M.A. LLB in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. She served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh from 26 July 1997 to 1 December 1999 and as the Governor of Karnataka from 2 December 1999 to 20 August 2002.
- Bangalore, 17 April 2013, DHNS (18 April 2013). "Former Governor Ramadevi passes away". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 18 April 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "First Woman governor Karnataka V. S. Ramadevi". 9 November 2011.
- Past Governors in Raj Bhavan, Himachal Pradesh.