Mary Pinkett

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: labor advocate and longtime New York City politician who was the first African-American woman elected to City Council, where she served from 1974 until 2001, who was known for her skill as a speaker and debater, and whose handpicked successor James Davis was gunned down at City Hall in July 2003.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer complications

 

Born: 1931

 

Died: December 4, 2003

 

Location: New York City, New York