Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, the only woman ever to occupy the state’s highest elected office, is set to be honored later this month as part of the National Women’s History Museum’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
Whitman along with Meryl Frank, who is a member of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, author Tanya Young Williams, and Joan Verplank, first woman President of the New Jersey, Morris County, Greater Woonsocket (RI) and North Kingstown Chambers of Commerce are set to be honored at the March 31 gala.
“New Jersey has been home to trail blazers, from suffragist Alice Paul to Red Cross founder Clara Barton and Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep,” said NWHM President Joan Wages. “The women of New Jersey have a strength and resilience that has helped define this great country.”
Tickets for the gala are $50 for students and $75 for the general public.