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Mass. Gov. Swift Remains in Hospital

November 17, 2002

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BOSTON (AP) _ Acting Gov. Jane Swift was expected to remain hospitalized at least until Monday for treatment of viral meningitis.

``She’s recovering,″ spokesman Jim Borghesani said Sunday.

Swift, 37, was hospitalized Friday night with headaches and nausea. Doctors recommended she be admitted for observation and treated her with fluids and rest.

Borghesani could not say when Swift would be released from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but said she would remain until at least Monday morning.

The Republican is the nation’s youngest governor and the first female governor of Massachusetts. There was no transfer of power when she entered the hospital.

She was elected lieutenant governor and became acting governor in April 2001 when Gov. Paul Cellucci was appointed U.S. ambassador to Canada. She did not seek re-election and will leave office at the end of December.

She delivered twin girls in may 2001, becoming the first U.S. governor to give birth while in office.

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