Georgia Davis Powers

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Georgia Davis Powers
Kentucky legislator and civil rights activist
Member of the Kentucky State Senate
In office
January 1968 – January 1989
Personal details
Born(1923-10-19)October 19, 1923
Springfield, Kentucky, US
DiedJanuary 30, 2016(2016-01-30) (aged 92)
Louisville, Kentucky, US
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Norman F. Davis (m.1943–1968)
James L. Powers (m.1973–2016; her death)
ChildrenWilliam "Billy" Davis
ParentsFrances Walker and Ben Gore Montgomery
OccupationPolitician, civil rights activist

Georgia Montgomery Davis Powers (October 19, 1923 – January 30, 2016) was an American politician and civil rights activist. She served for 21 years as a member of the state Senate of Kentucky. When elected in 1967, she became the first non-White person and the first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. She was born in Springfield, Kentucky.

Powers died of congestive heart failure in Louisville, Kentucky on January 30, 2016. She was aged 92.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eblen, Tom (January 30, 2016). "Georgia Davis Powers, legislator and civil rights pioneer, dies at 92". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved January 30, 2016.