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Dixy Lee Ray, Former Governor, U.S. Atomic Energy Chief, Dies
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Andersen, Peggy
Date: Jan 3, 1994
Start Page: a.07
Section: A SECTION

[Dixy Lee Ray] had suffered from a severe bronchial condition for several months, said KIRO-TV commentator Lou Guzzo, a longtime friend.

After President Nixon appointed Ray, a Democrat, to the AEC, she set tongues wagging in the nation's capital by living in a motor home and taking her dogs to work.

A short, chunky woman with cropped hair and tailored clothes, Ray was born Sept, 3, 1914, in Tacoma. Christened Margaret, she was called Dick as a child - short for "that little Dickens." She renamed herself after a favorite region and a Civil War general.

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