Florence Pendleton

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Florence Pendleton
United States Shadow Senator
from the District of Columbia
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2007
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byMichael Brown
Personal details
Born(1926-01-28)January 28, 1926
Georgia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 10, 2020(2020-09-10) (aged 94)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materHoward University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Florence H. Pendleton (January 28, 1926 – September 10, 2020)[1] was an American politician and activist. She was the shadow senator from the District of Columbia.

As the first shadow senator of the District of Columbia, her main goal was to promote the efforts of the District to gain full voting rights, alongside her counterpart in Seat 2. She was inaugurated as the first ever shadow senator on January 3, 1991. [2] She retired in 2007.

Pendleton died on September 10, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia at the age of 94.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "D.C. Election News and Voters Guide: U.S. Senator Shadow Seat". The Washington Post. 2000-11-11. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  2. "Our Campaigns - DC Shadow Senator - D Primary Race - Sep 11, 1990". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. Florence Pendleton, pioneering DC shadow senator and statehood champion, dies at 94