Jane Dee Hull is an American former politician and educator. In 1997, she ascended to the office of Governor of Arizona following the resignation of Fife Symington, becoming the state’s 20th Governor. Hull was elected in her own right the following year, and served until 2003.
Hull was the first woman formally elected as Governor of Arizona, and the second woman to serve in the office after Rose Mofford. She is a member of the Republican Party. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Hull is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in education.
Hull worked as an elementary school teacher while her husband studied to become an obstetrician. She moved to Arizona with her husband, Terry, in 1962 where he began working on the Navajo Nation, while Jane raised the couple’s four children and taught English. In 1964, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she continued to raise her family. A decade later, she started her political career and became involved with Republican women groups, in addition to volunteering on political campaigns.