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  Alfreda Helen Abbott (b. 1931) — also known as Alfreda Abbott; Alfreda Helen Lester — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 8, 1931. Democrat. Probation officer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972, 1988 (alternate); field representative for State Sen. Nicholas Petris; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Protestant. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Daughter of Fred Alphonso Lester and Alberta (Penn) Lester; married 1954 to Robert Perry Abbott.
  Dorothy Wright Atkinson (b. 1911) — also known as Dorothy W. Atkinson; Dorothy Wright — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., October 31, 1911. Democrat. School teacher; college teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1960. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; League of Women Voters; Urban League; American Association of University Women. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John L. Wright and Letitia (Ferguson) Wright; married, June 23, 1930, to R. R. Atkinson.
  Philip Blank (b. 1898) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born May 8, 1898. Democrat. Pharmacist; lawyer; college teacher; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 24th District, 1945-46. Jewish. Member, Knights of Pythias; Delta Sigma Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Dora Rubenstein.
  Dorothy A. Brown (b. 1954) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Minden, Webster Parish, La., September 4, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; accountant; Cook County Circuit Clerk, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 2007. Female. Church of God in Christ. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Larcenia J. Bullard (b. 1947) — of Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Allendale, Allendale County, S.C., July 21, 1947. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 118th District, 1993-. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 1999.
  Shirley Anita Chisholm (1924-2005) — also known as Shirley Chisholm; Shirley Anita St. Hill — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 30, 1924. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1965-68 (Kings County 17th District 1965, 45th District 1966, 55th District 1967-68); U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1969-83; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980; Honorary Co-Chair, 1984; speaker, 1988. Female. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, League of Women Voters; NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; National Organization for Women; Urban League; Delta Sigma Theta. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died in Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Fla., January 1, 2005 (age 80 years, 32 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Christopher St. Hill and Ruby (Seale) St. Hill; married, October 8, 1949, to Conrad Chisholm (divorced 1977); married, November 26, 1977, to Arthur Hardwick, Jr. (1916-1986).
  Cross-reference: Bevan Dufty
  Campaign slogan: "Unbought and unbossed."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Bettye Davis (b. 1938) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Louisiana, May 17, 1938. Democrat. Social worker; member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1990, 1992, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996; member of Alaska state senate District K, 2001-; defeated, 1996. Female. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; League of Women Voters; Zonta; NAACP. Still living as of 2001.
  Willye F. Clayton Dennis (1926-2012) — also known as Willye Dennis — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 14, 1926. Democrat. Librarian; civil rights leader; in December, 1989, she was the target of attempted murder when a mail bomb was sent to her office; she did not open the package, and the bomb was defused; member of Florida state house of representatives 15th District, 1993-99; resigned 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta. Died March 9, 2012 (age 85 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Eli Clayton and Claudia Clayton; married, February 7, 1954, to Leo Dennis.
  See also Wikipedia article
Elizabeth Drewry Elizabeth Simpson Drewry (1887-1979) — also known as Elizabeth Drewry; Elizabeth Simpson — of Northfork, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Motley, Pittsylvania County, Va., September 22, 1887. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1951-64. Female. Baptist. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; National Education Association; NAACP. Died in September, 1979 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of H. Grant Simpson and Katherine (Douglass) Simpson; married to William H. Drewry.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Toni Nathaniel Harp (b. 1947) — also known as Toni N. Harp — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 6, 1947. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 10th District, 1993-2013; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996, 2000, 2004; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 2014-. Female. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Karen Fort Hood — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2001; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 2003-. Female. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 2013.
  Mae J. Jackson (born c.1940) — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Texas, about 1940. Democrat. Social worker; mayor of Waco, Tex., 2004-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004. Female. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Married to Dillard Huddleston.
  Carol Moseley Braun (b. 1947) — also known as Carol Elizabeth Moseley — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 16, 1947. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1979-88 (24th District 1979-82, 25th District 1983-88); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1993-99; defeated, 1998; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, 1999-2001; Samoa, 1999-2001; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2004; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 2011. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. First African-American woman to be elected to U.S. Senate. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Michael Braun.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Vel R. Phillips (b. 1924) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 18, 1924. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1979-83. Female. African ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 1983.
  Blondell Reynolds Brown (b. 1952) — also known as Blondell Reynolds — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Sumter, Sumter County, S.C., October 16, 1952. Democrat. School teacher; dancer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Still living as of 2019.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Beryl D. Roberts (b. 1958) — of Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., August 26, 1958. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1988; member of Florida state house of representatives 108th District, 1993-. Female. Christian. African ancestry. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1999.
  Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 10, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1983-91; candidate for justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1990; Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney, 1991-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1999-; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 2004-08. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; NAACP. Suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day, in a hospital at East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 20, 2008 (age 58 years, 345 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1976, to Mervyn L. Jones, Sr. (died 2003).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Cicely Tyson (b. 1924) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1924. Democrat. Model; actress; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1984. Female. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta. Recipient of the Spingarn Medal in 2010, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Tyson and Theodesia Tyson; married, November 26, 1981, to Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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