Cora P. Maloney

By Patrick Kavanagh
History of Women in Forest Lawn Lawn Cemetery

Section 37, Lot 174
Date of Death: 8/16/1961
(Social Activist; Politician)

Native of Kansas City, Kansas, Ms. Maloney came to Buffalo in 1945. Her husband was Clarence M. Maloney.

She was active in more than a dozen community and social organizations. Founder and past President of the Democratic Business and Professional Women of Western New York. First Black Council Woman and first Democrat elected to the City Council from the Masten District in Buffalo.

The Cora P. Maloney Scholarship fund was established in 1965. This is an award that is given to a young woman studying in the field of medical arts.

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