Adlene Harrison

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Adlene Harrison
51st Mayor of Dallas
In office
Preceded byWes Wise
Succeeded byRobert Folsom
Personal details
Born (1923-11-19) November 19, 1923 (age 97)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Adlene Harrison (born November 19, 1923) is an American politician. [1]She was born in Dallas, Texas. Harrison was acting Mayor of Dallas in 1976. She was the city's first Jewish mayor, and its first female mayor. [2]

Career[change | change source]

Harrison, a Democratic city councilwoman since 1973, replaced Wes Wise as mayor when he resigned to run for the United States Congress. She served until the election of a new mayor, Robert Folsom, at the end of the year.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Adlene Harrison". Texas Legacy. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. "Dallas' first female mayor is as ornery as ever — even at age 95". Dallas News. 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2020-06-06.