HARRISBURG, Pa. (11/14/08)--Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Wednesday announced the death of Catherine Baker Knoll, the state’s first female lieutenant governor, and a friend and supporter of credit unions. Knoll died at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was undergoing physical therapy following treatment for neuroendocrine cancer, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway Nov. 13). Knoll was a friend of credit unions and supportive of their efforts, PCUA said. During a celebration for the swearing in of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in January 2007, PCUA staff met Knoll, who was wearing the Credit Union Little Guy pin. The pins were distributed at a train station and throughout Washington by Credit Union National Association staffers. Knoll served eight years as state treasurer. She was sworn in on Jan. 21, 2003, as Pennsylvania’s 30th lieutenant governor, and the first woman elected to the post.