Daisy Elliott, politician and realtor, Died at 98


Daisy L. Elliott was born on November 26, 1917, and died on December 22, 2015.
She was an African-American politician and realtor from the State of Michigan.
Daisy was born Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir in Filbert, West Virginia, United States, and resided in Detroit, Michigan.
She was a delegate to the 1961 to 1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention of Wayne County’s 4th District, which resulted in Michigan’s Constitution in 1963.
A Democrat, Daisy represented Wayne County’s 4th District in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1963 to 1964, Michigan’s 22nd District, which replaced Wayne County’s 4th District, from 1965 to 1972, and Michigan’s 8th District from 1973 to 1978, and again from 1981 to 1982.
Daisy was defeated in the primaries for State Representative for the 1st District in 1950, 11th District in 1954, 4th District in 1956, 1958, and 1960, and her final election for the 8th District in 1982.
She was a candidate in the primary for the Michigan Senate 5th District in 1978.
While serving in the Michigan State House of Representatives, Daisy co-authored the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which passed in 1976.
Daisy was a member of the Democratic Party, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), League of Women Voters, and Junior League.
Daisy L. Elliott passed away on December 22, 2015, aged 98, at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.