Beverly Daggett

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Beverly Daggett
Member of the Maine Senate
from the Augusta district
In office
1996–2004
Preceded by Beverly Bustin
Succeeded by Libby Mitchell
Personal details
Born Beverly Estelle Clark
September 9, 1945
Florence, South Carolina, U.S.
Died September 6, 2015(2015-09-06) (aged 69)
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Tom Daggett

Beverly Estelle Daggett[1] (née Clark; September 9, 1945 – September 6, 2015) was a Maine politician. Daggett, a Democrat, represented the state capital Augusta in the Maine House of Representatives for five terms (1986–1996) before being elected to the Maine State Senate in 1996. She served in the Senate from 1996-2004. In 2002, she was elected the 111th President of the Maine Senate. She was the first woman to serve as Senate President.[2]

In 1996, Daggett received a donated kidney from her mother. In 2008, it was reported that she needed another kidney and was receiving dialysis treatment.[3] Daggett died in Lewiston on September 6, 2015, three days before her 70th birthday. She was serving as a commissioner of Kennebec County at the time of her death.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, google.ca; accessed September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Beverly Daggett profile, mainelegislature.org; accessed September 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Former Maine Senate president needs a transplant Foster's Daily Democrat, January 22, 2008
  4. ^ Notice of death of Beverly Daggett, bangordailynews.com, September 6, 2015; accessed September 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Beverly Daggett - the first woman to serve as Maine Senate president Archived September 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine., centralmaine.com; accessed September 13, 2015.