Lucy Somerville Howorth,102, a lawyer and longtime fighter...


September 04, 1997

Lucy Somerville Howorth,102, a lawyer and longtime fighter for women's rights, died Aug. 23 in Cleveland, Miss. Mrs. Howorth was a pioneer in the women's movement, breaking ground in her Mississippi and becoming a major political player in Washington.

In 1961, she was named adviser to the President's Commission on the Status of Women. She joined the forerunner of the American Association of University Women in 1918. She was among the first female appointees by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Board of Veterans Appeals.

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Pub Date: 9/04/97

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