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Lila Cockrell

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Lila Cockrell, the trailblazing former San Antonio mayor and first woman mayor of a major U.S. city, died Thursday, August 29, at age 97.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Friends, family, colleagues and admirers celebrated the life and accomplishments of Lila Cockrell, the first woman to lead San Antonio and one of the first women to lead a major U.S. city. She died on Aug. 29 at age 97.

Courtesy Trinity University Press

Lila Cockrell,  former San Antonio mayor and the first woman mayor of a major U.S. city, died August 29, 2019. She was 97 years old.