Daisy Elliott


Age: 98

civil rights activist and co-author with Republican state representative Mel Larsen of the 1963 Michigan constitution Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which created the Michigan Civil Rights Commission who spent nearly 20 years in the Michigan state House from 1963 to 1982 and co-sponsored the 1976 legislation that became the law banning discrimination in employment and housing in Michigan.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: November 26, 1917

Died: December 22, 2015

Detroit, Michigan