Vel Phillips facts for kids
|29th Secretary of State of Wisconsin|
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
|Governor||Lee S. Dreyfus|
|Preceded by||Douglas J. La Follette|
|Succeeded by||Douglas J. La Follette|
February 18, 1923
|Died||April 17, 2018
|Alma mater||Howard University
University of Wisconsin–Madison Law School
Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips (February 18, 1923 – April 17, 2018) was an American attorney and civil rights activist. She served as a local official and judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as Secretary of State of Wisconsin, the first woman and African-American elected to that state position, from 1979 to 1983.
Phillips died under hospice care in Milwaukee at age 95 on April 17, 2018.
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