Christine Todd Whitman served the U.S. state of New Jersey as its 50th Governor, and it’s the first and only woman to be so to date. On 3 rd November 1993, by the mere margin of 1% votes, she was elected as the governor of the state, beating Governor James J. Florio. The margin, precisely, which got her this victory over J. Florio was of 26,093 votes. Her term of service started after the inauguration on 18th January 1994 and ended, as she resigned on 31st January 2001. After her resignation as the Governor of New Jersey, she became, under President George W. Bush’s administration, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Christine was succeeded by the then President of the New Jersey Senate, Donald DiFrancesco. Since the 1947 state constitution was put in effect, Whitman was the first candidate to gain victory over an obligatory governor. Being the first woman serving New Jersey as the chief executive of the state, she was the thirteenth woman governor to serve an American State as the governor. Not only for being the first woman to serve as the Governor of the state, but her governorship skills also made her a role model for many women and girls. He has undertaken policies mainly focused on economic growth, safer streets, and good schools to boost education for children. During her first tenure, she lowered business and income takes by about 30% solely targeting economical betterment. By her work for the betterment of the environmental stature of the state, she approved 3,00,000 acres of land out of 1 million acres for preservation to the Garden State Preservation Trust.
• Early life
On 26th September 1946, Christian Todd was born in New York City. Her parents Eleanor Prentice Todd and business Webster B. Todd were both well-known faces of the Republic Politics of the State of New Jersey. She grew up fishing and riding horses, on her family’s farm in Oldwick, New Jersey along with her older brothers Webster and Danny. Her first schooling was from Far Hills Country Day School and then she was sent to a boarding school at Foxcroft in Virginia and later at Chapin School in Manhattan. She pursued her graduation (Bachelor of Arts) from Wheaton College in 1968.
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• Personal life
In 1973, Christine and John R. Whitman had their first date at a special occasion of an inaugural ball for Richard Nixon. John and Christine knew each other and were friends since their school days at Chapin. After their first date in 1973, they decided to get married the very next year. John was a wealthy businessman and an investment banker. The couple had two children: daughter Kate and son Taylor. John had to face a terrible accident died in the year 2015. Their daughter followed her mother’s footsteps and made her way to republican politics.
• Net Worth
Not very precisely, but as of 1st of February 2017, Christine Todd Whitman’s Net Worth is at least 8.4 Million dollars. She owns over 7,000 units of Texas Instruments stock which is worth a whopping 8,371,502 dollars. She also, over the last seventeen years, sold TXN stock which is worth over 33,432 dollars.