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Georgia Cozzini

Deceased Person

Georgia Cozzini (1915–1983) was an American socialist politician. She is best remembered as the first woman to run for Governor of Wisconsin and for two consecutive runs as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Socialist Labor Party of America, appearing on the ballot in 1956 and 1960. Georgia Cozzini was born Georgia O. Purvis on February 14, 1915 in Springfield, Missouri. She married Artemio Cozzini, a knife grinder, in 1935 and the pair settled in Artemio's home town, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The couple had two children, Bruce (born 1936) and Gina (born 1945). Cozzini was an active member of the Socialist Labor Party (SLP). She was the first woman to run for Governor of Wisconsin, heading the state SLP ticket in 1942. She ran for this office again in 1970 and 1974. Cozzini ran twice for the United States Senate in Wisconsin, appearing as part of the SLP slate in 1946 and again in 1958. Cozzini was twice the nominee of the SLP for Vice President of the United States, running in 1956 and 1960 on the ticket with Eric Hass, editor of the SLP's national newspaper, The Weekly People. Georgia Cozzini died on October 10, 1983. As requested, her husband Artemio, son Bruce, granddaughter  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1915-02-14

Death

Date of death
1983-10-10

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