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Politicians Who Died of Breast Cancer

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Annabelle Lane Vincent (1929-1984) — of Leitchfield, Grayson County, Ky. Born in Kyrock, Edmonson County, Ky., January 4, 1929. Democrat. Member of Kentucky Democratic State Executive Committee, 1970. Female. Baptist. Died, of breast cancer, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., October 7, 1984 (age 55 years, 277 days). Interment at Sweeden Cemetery, Sweeden, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ernest Lane and Clorene Musick Lane; married to William Ralph Vincent, Sr..
  Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious (1922-1997) — also known as Jewel Stradford; Jewel Stradford Rogers; Jewel Stradford Lafontant — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 28, 1922. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 (alternate), 1972, 1988; candidate for superior court judge in Illinois, 1962; candidate for Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1970; U.S. Ambassador to , 1989. Female. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; National Bar Association; NAACP; American Civil Liberties Union. Died, of breast cancer, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 31, 1997 (age 75 years, 33 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Cornelius Francis Stradford and Aida Arabella (Carter) Stradford; married 1946 to John W. Rogers; married 1961 to H. Ernest LaFontant; married 1989 to Naguib Soby Mankarious.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Vanessa Brown (1928-1999) — also known as Smylla Brynd; Tessa Brind — of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, March 24, 1928. Democrat. Actress; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Died, from breast cancer, at the Motion Picture Country Home, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 21, 1999 (age 71 years, 58 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, August 15, 1950, to Robert Franklyn; married, November 29, 1959, to Mark Sandrich, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rose Elizabeth Bird (1936-1999) — also known as Rose Bird — of California. Born near Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., November 2, 1936. Chief justice of California state supreme court, 1977-87; defeated, 1986. Female. Died, of breast cancer, at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., December 4, 1999 (age 63 years, 32 days). Cremated.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
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