Maynard Jackson

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: mayor of Atlanta, Georgia who became the first black mayor of a major Southern city when he was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973 and served until 1981 and again from 1989 through 1993, who transformed the politics in Atlanta and America by forcing the white business elite to hire minority-owned contractors.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: March 23, 1938

 

Died: June 23, 2003

 

Location: Arlington, Virginia