History

50 Years Ago: Ann Uccello Makes History

 

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On December 7, 1967 Antonina Uccello made history when she was sworn in as mayor of Hartford.  Uccello, daughter of Italian immigrants, was the first woman elected mayor in Connecticut, the first elected mayor of a U.S. capital city, and at the time of her inauguration, one of the few female elected leaders in  the world.

Watch Ann Uccello’s inaugural address, here from the WFSB archives:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13961110/swearing-in-ceremony-held-for-ann-uccello-50-years-ago

Mayor Uccello is now 95 years old, and keeps abreast of Connecticut politics.

Read about the street named in her honor in Hartford:  https://dennishouse.tv/2008/07/15/a-long-overdue-honor/

and one in Italy: https://dennishouse.tv/2016/07/20/another-uccello-street-4488-miles-from-hartford/

 

 

 

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