Arie Parks Taylor

 

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: the first African-American woman elected to the Colorado State legislature who served from 1972 until 1984, and who fought for issues such as fair housing, equal lending laws for women and domestic violence programs.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from surgery

 

Born: March 27, 1927

 

Died: September 27, 2003

 

Location: Denver, Colorado