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Nina Miglionico

1913 - 2009

Nina Miglionico practiced law in Alabama for seventy-three years, making her the state’s longest serving female attorney. Throughout her long legal career, she worked for criminal justice reform, equal rights for women, the abolition of the poll tax, and desegregation. She was elected to the Birmingham city council in 1963, where she worked to repeal laws that enforced segregation in the city. Miglionico ran for the U.S. Congress in 1974 and became the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in Alabama for a congressional seat. She served on the city council until her retirement in 1985.

Read more on the Encyclopedia of Alabama

Alabama Department of Archives and History

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