Hannah Atkins

Deceased Person

1923 – 2010

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Who was Hannah Atkins?

Hannah Diggs Atkins was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1968 to 1980, and the first African-American woman elected to it. She was later appointed to the simultaneous positions of Secretary of State of Oklahoma and Secretary of Social Services, establishing her as the highest ranked female in Oklahoma state government until she retired in 1991.

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Born
Nov 1, 1923
Winston-Salem
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • St. Augustine's University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oklahoma
Died
Jun 17, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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