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.
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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