She wed her husband, then Governor Goodwin Knight in 1954 in California’s first governor’s mansion wedding.
Her efforts as first lady included honoring California First Ladies and turning Sacramento’s Stanford Mansion into a museum.
She was 92.
From The Associated Press:
Former California first lady Virginia Knight, who married Gov. Goodwin Knight in 1954 in the state’s first gubernatorial wedding, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.
The Los Angeles Times says her grandson confirmed she died Monday in her Hancock Park home after a lengthy illness.
Her grandson Jonathan Weedman says his mother was born to be first lady, saying she was a genuine, effusive person who people adored.
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