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Morris, Lois Vivian Walker Simpson

(born: June 15, 1919  -  died: January 27, 1989) 

Born in Okolona, MS, Lois Morris was the founder and president of the Louisville Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, and the founder and executive director of National Black Women for Political Action. In 1969 she won the Democratic primary for 12th Ward Alderman, one of three general elections that she won for that seat. In 1977 she ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the Democratic primary.

Lois W. Morris was the wife of Dr. Ralph C. Morris. He was her second husband. She was the daughter of Tom Walker and Clara Lomax Walker [sources: 1930 U.S. Census; Simpson/Walker #14581 Certificate of Marriage, Petersburg, VA; and Social Security Applications and Claims Index. Ancestry].

For more see the Lois Morris Papers in the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center; Women in Public Office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis, 2nd ed., compiled by the Center for the American Woman and Politics; and The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.

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NKAA Source: Women in public office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis
NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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