|Preceded by Wes Wise|
Succeeded by Robert Folsom
|Name Adlene Harrison|
Political party Democratic Party
|Born November 19, 1923 (age 92) Dallas, Texas, United States (1923-11-19)|
Dallas’ first female mayor, Adlene Harrison
Adlene Harrison (born November 19, 1923) was acting mayor of Dallas in 1976, its first Jewish mayor, and its first female mayor. Harrison, a Democratic city councilwoman since 1973, succeeded 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.