Former First Lady of Virginia, Eddy Dalton

Eddy Dalton was First Lady during the administration of Governor Dalton.  As First Lady, Eddy Dalton wrote a cookbook in order to raise money for her project on helping those with mental retardation.  Her project focused on improving conditions for the mentally handicapped in Virginia institutions.  Dalton was also involved with politics for many years.  She was a senator representing Henrico County from 1988-1992.  At that time she was one out of three women in the 40-member Virginia State Senate.

First Ladies of Virginia joined forces at the summer Women in Virginia Politics Conference held in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel. It was hosted by the UVa Center for Politics. Enjoying the networking were (l to r) Edwina Dalton Phillips, Roxane Gilmore, Anne Holton, Jeannie Baliles, and Jinks Holton. Larry J. Sabato, PhD is the founder and director of the Center for Politics.
PHOTO/ Center for Politics UVA

Don’t forget to visit the First Lady Portraits at the Valentine Richmond History Center!