Adlene Harrison

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Adlene Harrison
51st Mayor of Dallas
In office
Preceded byWes Wise
Succeeded byRobert Folsom
Personal details
Born (1923-11-19) November 19, 1923 (age 95)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Adlene Harrison (born November 19, 1923) was acting mayor of Dallas in 1976, its first Jewish mayor, and its first female mayor.[1] Harrison, a Democratic city councilwoman since 1973, succeeded Wes Wise as mayor when he resigned to run for the United States Congress. She served until the election of a new mayor, Robert Folsom, at the end of the year.