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Albert Rosellini
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U.S. Governor
    (January 21, 1910-October 10, 2011)
    Born in Tacoma, Washington
    Last name is pronounced 'Rose-llini'
    Governor of Washington (January 14, 1957-January 11, 1965)
    Democrat
    Roman Catholic
    Oldest living U.S. Governor (November 15, 2004-October 10, 2011)
    He named his son after himself.
    His last name often gets mispronouced as 'Ross-ellini.'
    He was a friend of strip club magnate Frank Colacurcio Sr. who was a convicted racketeer.
    He was referred as 'Taxellini' by Republicans as he made proposals to raise taxes.
    Despite being re-elected a second term as governor, his popularity began to drop.
    He called Daniel J. Evans 'Danny Boy' while challenging him in the governor's election.
    He was the first Italian American Roman Catholic west of the Mississippi River to become a U.S. governor (1957).
    The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point (the world's longest floating bridge) in Lake Washington is named in his honor.
    He reformed the state's prisons and mental health facilities.
    He supported the creation of the University of Washington Medical School and Dental School.
    He helped the city of Seattle to host the 1962 World's Fair.
    He was married to his wife, Ethel for nearly 65 years until her death in 2002.
    He denied being part of the Strippergate scandal in Seattle (2003).
    He was involved in fundraisers for political candidates and charity work.
    He broke Jimmie Davis' record to become the longest living U.S. governor ever lived (March 18, 2011).

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