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stamped on reverse of photo: "Star-News April 29 1981" and "Staff Photo by Ed Norgord" Ms. Heckman was born in Des Moines and raised in Glendale, California. She was the first woman to chair the Pasadena Board of Realtors in 1960 and the first woman to chair the Pasadena Planning Commission. She was the Realtor of the Year in 1963.She was the first woman to win a Pasadena City Council seat in 1975 and the city’s first woman mayor in 1980. During her term as Mayor the Plaza Pasadena Mall was dedicated; she wooed the Norton Simon Museum to stay in Pasadena; she was not looked kindly upon by the proponents of rent control and she opposed a Council resolution that put on the ballot a resolution in favor of a bilateral nuclear arms freeze. She died in 1988. Loretta Thompson-Glickman was born in 1945. In 1977 she became the first Black woman elected as a Pasadena City Director, then a few days later she became the first city director to become a mother while in office. In 1982, she was the nation’s first Black woman mayor with a population exceeding 100,000. Mrs. Thompson-Glickman was a former jazz singer, performing in small local clubs, and she toured with the New Christy Minstrels before giving up her career in 1975. Mrs. Thompson-Glickman also directed the Chapel Choir at Pasadena’s Grace United Methodist Church and worked as an investment counselor at a Pasadena firm. Mrs. Thompson-Glickman passed away in 2001 (Political power, 1982).
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