Arvonne Fraser

Arvonne Fraser
First Lady of Minneapolis
In office
January 1, 1980 – December 31, 1993
Preceded byEmma Hofstede
Succeeded bySteven Belton
(as First Gentleman)
Personal details
Arvonne Skelton

(1925-09-01)September 1, 1925
Lamberton, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedAugust 7, 2018(2018-08-07) (aged 92)
Hudson, Wisconsin, U.S.
Spouse(s)Perry Morgan (m. 1946)
Donald M. Fraser (m. 1950)
Children6 (and seven grandchildren)
ParentsOrland Delbert
Phyllis Du Frene Skelton
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
OccupationU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Known forWomen's rights activist

Arvonne Skelton Fraser (September 1, 1925 – August 7, 2018) was an American women's rights advocate and political campaigner.[1][2] She held the position of Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and from 1993–1994 was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.[1][2] She also managed the political campaigns of her husband Donald M. Fraser during his career, from 1954 to 1979.[1]

Early life

Fraser was born on September 1, 1925 in Lamberton, Minnesota, to parents Orland Delbert and Phyllis Dufrene Skelton.[2] She grew up on their family farm and attended Lamberton High School, graduating in 1943.[2][3] In 1948, she received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota.[2] While studying there, she had her first experience of working on a political campaign when she worked in the office of Hubert Humphrey’s U.S. Senate campaign.[3]

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