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Shirley Franklin

Born: May 10, 1945

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Shirley Franklin

Date of Birth : May 10, 1945
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Shirley Clarke Franklin is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, from 2002 to 2010. She currently serves as a member on the board of directors for both Delta Air Lines and Mueller Water Products. The 58th mayor of Atlanta, she was the first female to hold the post and became the first black woman to be elected mayor of any major Southern city. Franklin was Atlanta's fourth black mayor. In July 2009, Mayor Franklin was appointed to an ad hoc Department of Homeland Security special task force for 60-day review of the Homeland Security Advisory System.


  • Politician

Awards Won

  • Profile in Courage Award
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