Rosemary Brown

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: Canadian pioneering politician who became the first black woman elected to a Canadian legislature when she was elected to the British Columbia Legislature in 1972 and who held her seat through 1986, who worked to pass legislation to bar discrimination based on gender.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: June 17, 1930

 

Died: April 26, 2003

 

Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada