Louise Day Hicks

Louise Day Hicks

Anna Louise Day Hicks (October 16, 1916 – October 21, 2003) was an American politician and lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for her staunch opposition to court-ordered busing in the 1960s and 1970s.

Read more about Louise Day Hicks:  Early Life, De Facto Segregation, Mayoral Bid, City Council, and Congress, Retirement

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Louise Day Hicks - Retirement
... the council, and as 10th place finisher in the 1979 election, Hicks filled the vacant seat only to lose again in 1981 ... Hicks began to experience health problems and retired from politics after that ...

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