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Patti Ann Rooney Hayden

Patti Ann Rooney married Mike Hayden on August 26, 1968. They had two daughters, Chelsi Kay and Anne Kelley Hayden. She earned a degree in education.

When he was elected the 41st governor of Kansas, she became First Lady, serving from 1987 to 1991. In that capacity visited classes around the state and encouraged students to read.

Entry: Hayden, Patti Ann Rooney

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: December 2015

Date Modified: January 2016

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