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McGill, Charlotte Edna Smith

(born: August 2, 1919  -  died: December 20, 1988) 

Charlotte S. McGill was State Representative of the 42nd District in 1971; she filled the seat of her deceased husband, Hughes McGill. At the end of the term, Charlotte was elected to office and continued to be re-elected until her defeat in 1977. She was also Vice-Chair of the Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Committee. Charlotte Smith McGill was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of James and Vera Smith. She was a graduate of Howard University (B.A.) and Indiana State University (M.A.). Charlotte McGill's father, James Smith, had also been a State Representative of the 42nd Distict from 1964-1966. For more see the Smith/McGill Family Papers, 1879-1987, at the University of Louisville Libraries' Special Collections and Archives; Women in Public Office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis, 2nd ed., compiled by Center for the American Woman and Politics; and "Charlotte McGill, former state legislator, dies at 69," The Courier-Journal, 12/24/1988, p.5.

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NKAA Source: Women in public office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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