Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Victorine Q. Adams (1912-2006)
MSA SC 3520-11642


Born in Baltimore, Maryland.  Daughter of Joseph C. and Estelle Tate Quille.  Attended Baltimore public schools; Coppin State College; Morgan State College, B.S., 1940; New York University School of Business Administration.  Married William L. Adams in 1935.  Died January 8, 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Baltimore City, 1967-68.  Resigned January, 1968, to take a seat on the Baltimore City Council.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Housewife, civic worker, and former teacher. First African-American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. Founding member, Women's Democratic Campaign Committee of Maryland, 1946.  Member, Baltimore City Council, Councilmanic District 4, 1967-83.  Regional Chair for Baltimore City, Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland, 1971-72; member, 1973-86.  Organizer, Colored Women's Democratic Club.  Director and initiator, Register to Vote programs.  Member, Health and Welfare Committee, Archdiocesan Urban Commission.  Member, Board of Trustees, Barrett School for Girls; Provident Hospital Board; Board of Visitors, Coppin State College, 1971-79.  Vice-chair, Provident Hospital Development Committee.  Chair, Baltimore Fuel Fund; Fuel Fund of Maryland.  Member, NAACP; National Council, Negro Women; Phi Delta Kappa; Sigma Gamma Rho; legislative chair, Negro Business and Professional Women.

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