Juanita Goggins

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: former South Carolina state legislator who was hailed as a trailblazer and became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974 whose achievements included key legislation on school funding, but who became increasingly reclusive by refusing help from friends and relatives over the years after leaving politics.

 

 

Cause of Death: Hypothermia

 

Born: 1935

 

Died: February 20, 2010

 

Location: Columbia, South Carolina