Alyce Clarke

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Alyce Clarke
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
from the 69th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1939-07-03) July 3, 1939 (age 81)
Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States
Political partyDemocratic

Alyce Griffin Clarke (born July 3, 1939) is an American politician. She is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 69th District, being first elected in 1984. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1][2] She was the first black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature.[3] In the 1990s, she founded a short-lived "biracial, bipartisan" Women's Caucus in the Mississippi House.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Prior to becoming involved in politics, Clarke worked in education, teaching home economics.[4] In 1981, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[4] Graduated from Alcorn State University.


  1. ^ "Alyce Clarke". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
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  3. ^ Eubanks, Katie. "The women who run our state". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c The Political Lives of Mississippi Women, in Black and White, by Ellen Ann Fentress; at Bitter Southerner; retrieved November 1, 2018