Lucille H. McCollough

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Lucille H. McCollough
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Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 31st district
In office
January 1, 1965 – 1982
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byWilliam J. Runco
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Wayne County 16th district
In office
January 1, 1955 – 1964
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born(1905-12-30)December 30, 1905
White Rock, Michigan, US
DiedMarch 14, 1996(1996-03-14) (aged 90)
Dearborn, Michigan, US
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Clarence McCollough
Children3, including Patrick
Alma materWestern State Teachers College

Lucille Hanna McCollough (December 30, 1905 – March 14, 1996) was a Michigan politician.

Early life[edit]

McCollough was born on December 30, 1905 in White Rock, Michigan to parents H. William and Stella Hanna McCollough.[1]

Education[edit]

McCollough graduated from Harbor Beach High School as valedictorian. McCollough later graduated from Western State Teachers College.[1]

Career[edit]

McCollough served on the Dearborn City Council from 1950 to 1953. On November 2, 1954, McCollough was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives where she represented the Wayne County 16th district from January 12, 1955 to 1964. On November 4, 1964, McCollough was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives where she represented the 31st district from January 13, 1965 to 1982.[1] During her time in the legislature, she had she had 100 percent voting attendance, which has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. McCollough wrote the legislation that requires school districts in Michigan to have special education.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lucille married Clarence McCollough on June 16, 1925. Together they had three children, including future Michigan state senator Patrick H. McCollough. McCollough was Presbyterian.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

On March 14, 1996, McCollough died in Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn due to complications from a stroke.[1] McCollough is interred at White Rock Cemetery in Huron County, Michigan.[3] In 2002, McCollough was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Legislator Details - Lucille H. McCollough". Library of Michigan. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Lucille Hanna McCollough". Michigan Women Forward. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Michigan Legislative Biography
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Timeline". Michigan Women Forward. Retrieved June 9, 2020.