Judith Ann Kaye (1938-2016) of Monticello, New York, was appointed as the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals in 1993. Kaye was the longest-serving Chief Judge in New York State, retiring at the end of 2008.
Series B2593: Judith S. Kaye Speeches and Articles contains speeches and articles by Judith S. Kaye during her time as an associate judge and later Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Mary Anne Krupsak (b. March 26, 1932) of Amsterdam, New York was elected the first woman Lieutenant Governor of New York under Governor Hugh Carey in 1975 and served until 1978.
Prior to being Lieutenant Governor, Krupsak held seats in the New York State Assembly from 1969 to 1973 and the New York State Senate from 1973 to 1975.