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Adlene Harrison
51st Mayor of Dallas
In office
1976
Preceded by Wes Wise
Succeeded by Robert Folsom
Personal details
Born November 19, 1923 (1923-11-19) (ageĀ 96)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Adlene Harrison (born November 19, 1923) is an American politician. She was born in Dallas, Texas. Harrison was acting Mayor of Dallas in 1976. She was the city's first Jewish mayor, and its first female mayor.

Career

Harrison, a Democratic city councilwoman since 1973, replaced Wes Wise as mayor when he resigned to run for the United States Congress. She served until the election of a new mayor, Robert Folsom, at the end of the year.

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