Malerba makes history as new chief of Mohegan Tribe
Lynn Malerba made history last year when she became the first woman to serve as chairman of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut.

Malerba, 59, is making history again as the first woman to serve as chief of the tribe since 1723. She was selected the lifetime position by the tribe's council of elders.

"With humility and great happiness, I accept this appointment as chief," Malerba said yesterday, The New London Day reported. "It's a great responsibility and a great honor."

Malerba will be sworn in on August 15. She replaces the late Ralph Sturges, who died in 2007.

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Malerba to become chief of Mohegans’ ‘many hearts’ (The Norwich Bulletin 3/5)
Malerba elected Mohegan chief for life (The New London Day 3/5)

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