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In Memoriam: Lucy Wilson Benson

All of us at LWVMA were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Lucy Wilson Benson. Lucy was President of LWVMA from 1961 to 1965 and before that, she was President of the League of Women Voters, Amherst from 1957 to 1958. She became President of the League of Women Voters of the United States in 1968 and served in that position until 1974. One of the many achievements during her tenure as president of LWVUS  was the admission of men to full membership. Bruce Benson, her husband of 40 years,  became the first male member of LWVUS, and of the Amherst League, in 1974. Please click here to read more about Lucy’s remarkable life.