Nadine Winter

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Nadine Winter
Ward 6 Member of the
Council of the District of Columbia
In office
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Harold Brazil
Personal details
Born Nadine Kinnion Poole
(1924-03-03)March 3, 1924
New Bern, North Carolina
Died August 26, 2011(2011-08-26) (aged 87)
Washington, D.C.
Cause of death Pneumonia
Spouse(s) Reginald C. Winter Sr.
Children 2
Alma mater Brooklyn College B.A.,
Federal City College M.A.

Nadine P. Winter (March 3, 1924 – August 26, 2011) was a community activist and a Democratic politician in Washington, D.C.

Early years[edit]

Winter was born Nadine Kinnion Poole in New Bern, North Carolina, in 1924.[1] She was one of five children of a brick mason and a high-school dietician. Beginning at an early age, she was a community activist and helped to found Winston-Salem's first girl scout troop for black girls.[2]

Education and community advocacy[edit]

After graduating from Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, she attended the Hampton Institute where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree after transferring to Brooklyn College. During this time, she lived in a multi-ethnic community in Brooklyn, where she founded a store-front community service agency and worked nights to complete her education.[2]

After moving to Washington, D.C., in 1947, Winter graduated from Cortez Peters Business School and later received a Master of Arts degree from Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia). Soon, Winter began to fulfill a social action and social services role in the city. She was the founder and an executive director of Hospitality House, Inc., which served numerous underprivileged citizens in the District by providing day care for youth and seniors, as well as a temporary homeless shelter. In addition, she also served as an original organizer of the National Welfare Rights Organization.[3]

Political career[edit]

Winter was elected as one of the original members of the Council of the District of Columbia in 1974 when D.C. gained home rule. She represented Ward 6 on the council from 1975 to 1991.[4]

Winter was a presidential elector in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Winter had two sons.[1] Winter's husband, Reginald C. Winter Sr., died in 1973.[1]


Winter died of pneumonia in her home in Southwest, Washington, D.C. on August 26, 2011.[1]


External links[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia
First Ward 6 Member, Council of the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Harold Brazil