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Jones, Roxanne

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Senator

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1928 - Born on the 3rd of May in South Carolina to Gilford and Mary Beatrice Burton Harper.

1984-1996 - General Assembly from 1984 to 1996.

1984 - First African-American woman elected to the Senate of  Pennsylvania this year.

1988 -  Reelected to represent the Third Senatorial District in 1988.

1992 - Reelected to represent the Third Senatorial District in 1988.

         - Championed the hearts of Philadelphia's less fortunate citizens.

         - Worked with the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center

         - Former chairwoman of the Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization before her election to the Senate.

1996 - Died this year.

1998 - The North Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce established the Roxy Awards to honor Senator Jone's pioneering spirit.


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