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Preceded by  Ed Vaughn
Preceded by  Frederick Yates
Name  Daisy Elliott

Succeeded by  Ed Vaughn
Role  Politician
Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
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Succeeded by  Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
Full Name  Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir
Born  November 26, 1916 Filbert, West Virginia, United States (1916-11-26)
Died  December 22, 2015, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Residence  Detroit, Michigan, United States

Profession  Realtor and politician

Rep. Daisy Elliott's Civil Rights Remarks at Michigan Constitution Convention, April 5, 1962


Daisy L. Elliott (November 26, 1917 – December 22, 2015), was an African-American politician and realtor from the State of Michigan.

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Biography

Elliott was born Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir in Filbert, West Virginia, United States, and resided in Detroit, Michigan. She was a delegate to the 1961–1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention from Wayne County's 4th District, which resulted in Michigan's Constitution of 1963.

A Democrat, she represented Wayne County's 4th District in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1963–64, Michigan's 22nd District, which replaced Wayne County's 4th District, from 1965–72, and Michigan's 8th District from 1973–78, and again from 1981–82. She was defeated in the primaries for State Representative for the 1st District in 1950, 11th District in 1954, 4th District in 1956, 1958, and 1960, and her final election for the 8th District in 1982. She was a candidate in the primary for the Michigan Senate 5th District in 1978.

While serving in the Michigan State House of Representatives, she co-authored the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which passed in 1976.

She was a member of Democratic Party, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), League of Women Voters, and Junior League. She died on December 22, 2015, aged 98, at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery (Detroit, Michigan) near the Rosa L. Parks Freedom Chapel.

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