State Treasurer Denise Nappier has been inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

Nappier is the first African-American woman to serve as a state treasurer and the first elected to a statewide office in Connecticut.

She joined Patricia Wald, the first female judge to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the late Isabelle Kelley, principal author of the 1964 Food Stamp Act.

Nappier joins a list of 96 inductees that include former Gov. Ella Grasso, the late actress Katharine Hepburn, and Olympic gold-medal winning figure skater Dorothy Hamill.

The treasurer will also receive the  inaugural Freda Johnson Award from Northeast Women in Public Finance at The Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year awards dinner on Dec. 8.

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