Willie Stevenson Glanton, American lawyer and politician, Died at 95

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Willie Stevenson Glanton was born on March 19, 1922, in Hot Springs, Arkansas and died on July 6, 2017.

She was an American lawyer and former politician in the state of Iowa.

She attended Tennessee State University and Robert H. Terrell Law School.

Willie relocation to Iowa in 1951 and in 1953, became the second African American woman to be admitted to the Iowa Bar.

Glanton was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1964, becoming the first African American woman to sit in that body.

Glanton resigned in 1966 to work as a lawyer with the United States Small Business Administration.

Glanton was married to Judge Luther T. Glanton, Jr. and had one son, Luther T., III.

During 1986, Glanton was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.

During 2010, Glanton was named one of the ten most influential black Iowans by the The Des Moines Register.

Willie Stevenson Glanton passed away at 95 years old.

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