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Secretary of State Mollis Remembers Former Secretary of State Barbara Leonard

Statement from Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis as former Secretary of State Barbara Leonard is laid to rest today.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with her family."

"As a businesswoman and one of the first women elected to statewide office, former Secretary of State Leonard was a trailblazer. You do not have to look any further than the boardrooms of Rhode Island's corporations and the halls of the State House to see the impact of her lasting legacy."


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  • Release date: 01-29-2013

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