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Smith, Verna

(born: 1889  -  died: 1966) 

Verna Smith was the first African American woman president of the Democratic Club and president of the National Housewives League. She served as an alternate delegate to the 1944 Democratic Presidential Convention. She was the wife of James E. Smith and mother of Charlotte McGill. For more see the Smith/McGill Family Papers, 1879-1987, at the University of Louisville Libraries: Special Collections and Archives.


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NKAA Entry: Smith, James E. "J.E."
NKAA Entry: McGill, Charlotte Smith

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NKAA Entry:  McGill, Charlotte Smith
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“Smith, Verna,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 17, 2021,

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