Katherine Godwin

Katherine Godwin (January 16, 1917 – March 5, 2015) was the First Lady of Virginia from 1966 to 1970 and again from 1974 to 1978. She was born in Southampton County in 1917 and lost both parents to the 1918 flu epidemic. She graduated from Madison College in 1930, and taught elementary school in Chuckatuck, Virginia before marrying Mills E. Godwin, Jr. in 1940.[2] She died on March 5, 2015, in Williamsburg, Virginia, aged 98.[3]

Katherine Godwin
First Lady of Virginia
In role
January 12, 1974 – January 14, 1978
Preceded byJinks Holton
Succeeded byEdwina P. Dalton
In role
January 15, 1966 – January 17, 1970
Preceded byLacey Virginia Barkley
Succeeded byJinks Holton
Personal details
Born
Katherine Thomas Beale

(1917-01-16)January 16, 1917
Southampton County, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMarch 5, 2015(2015-03-05) (aged 98)
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s)
(m. 1940; died 1999)
ChildrenBecky Godwin (d. 1968)
ParentsFenton Parker and Dilla Bradshaw Beale[1]
Alma materMadison College

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Katherine Beale Godwin". Suffolk News-Herald. March 6, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Katherine Godwin, two-time first lady of Virginia, dies at 98". Washington Post. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Schapiro, Jeff E.; Cain, Andrew (March 5, 2015). "Katherine Godwin, widow of Gov. Mills Godwin, dies at 98". Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved March 8, 2015.