HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. M. Jodi Rell says the state of Connecticut will honor the late Gov. Ella Grasso by naming the new terminal at Bradley International Airport after the Windsor Locks native.

Rell made the announcement Sunday, which would have been Grasso's 90th birthday.

Grasso was elected in 1974. She was the first woman in any state to be elected in her own right, without running on the record of a husband who was a previous governor.

Grasso served until illness forced her to resign on Dec. 31, 1980. She died on Feb. 5, 1981.

Rell says a ceremony will be held later to officially dedicate the Ella T. Grasso Concourse. The 60,000-square-foot concourse includes 11 gates, several retail outlets and is served by two airlines.