MILFORD, Del (CBS) — President Joe Biden attended the funeral of former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Wednesday. Minner, who was the state’s first and only female governor, died last week.
Minner was elected governor in 2000 and served until 2009.Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Gov. John Carney, who served alongside Minner as lieutenant governor, says she paved the way for women and girls to seek out leadership roles.READ MORE: Car Catches Fire In Old City After Crash, Leaves 1 Person Hospitalized
Friends and family gathered at Milford Church of Nazarene. President Biden says Minner was a treasured friend.MORE NEWS: Crews Battle House Fire In Doylestown, Bucks County
Minner was 86 years old.