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McGill, Charlotte Smith

(born: 1919  -  died: 1988) 

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 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.). For more see the Smith/McGill Family Papers, 1879-1987, at the University of Louisville Libraries' Special Collections and Archives; and Women in Public Office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis, 2nd ed., compiled by Center for the American Woman and Politics.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: McGill, Hughes E.
NKAA Entry: Smith, James E. "J.E."
NKAA Entry: Smith, Verna
NKAA Source: Women in public office. A biographical directory and statistical analysis

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NKAA Entry:  McGill, Hughes E.
NKAA Entry:  Smith, James E. "J.E."
NKAA Entry:  Smith, Verna
NKAA Entry:  Scott, Attica

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