Houston lawyer Gaynelle Griffin Jones, 64, dies
Gaynelle Griffin Jones, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as the first black woman to be United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas, has died. The 64-year-old Houstonian was also the first black woman to serve on the First Court of Appeals in Texas.
"There was never a dull moment with her," said her daughter, Athena Jones, who works as a CNN correspondent. "She was definitely a busy woman all her life."
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