Vesta M. Roy

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Vesta Roy
Governor of New Hampshire
In office
December 30, 1982 – January 6, 1983
Preceded by Hugh Gallen
Succeeded by John Sununu
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
Personal details
Born (1925-03-16)March 16, 1925
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Died February 8, 2002(2002-02-08) (aged 76)
Kenmore, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Albert L. Roy
Alma mater Wayne State University

Vesta M. Roy (March 26, 1925 – February 8, 2002) was a Republican New Hampshire politician, born in Dearborn, Michigan.

As president of the New Hampshire Senate, she served as acting governor of the state due to the illness and subsequent death of Governor Hugh Gallen shortly before the inauguration of the governor-elect, John H. Sununu.[1] Roy served as a state senator from 1978 until 1986. She served as an advisor to the New Hampshire campaigns of Republican presidential candidates Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.

She died at her home in Kenmore,[2] New York, at the age of 76 and was buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in East Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh Gallen
Governor of New Hampshire

Succeeded by
John Sununu