Cockrell, Lila

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Cockrell, Lila Gender: F
Tila May Banks
born on 19 January 1922 at 21:45 (= 9:45 PM )
Place Fort Worth, Texas, 32n44, 97w19
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 28°09 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 19°30'

Lila Cockrell (Theatre named in her honour, in San Antonio, Texas)
photo: Billy Hathorn, license gfdl


American politician who was one of the first women in the United States to be elected mayor of a major metropolis, having served twice as mayor of San Antonio, Texas.

During World War II, she served in the WAVES branch of the United States Navy. She served as President of the Dallas and San Antonio chapters of the League of Women Voters during the 1950s.

After serving for a decade on the city council, including her 1969 service as the city's first woman mayor Pro Tem, Cockrell was elected in 1975 to the first of four two-year terms as Mayor of San Antonio. At the time of her inauguration, San Antonio's population gave her the status of the mayor over the largest American city being governed by a woman.

She died on 29 August 2019, aged 97,

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1984 (Texas Women's Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand, submitted by Sy Scholfield.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 97)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WAVES branch of the U.S. Navy)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Mayor of San Antonio, 1975-1981; 1989-1991)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Texas Women's)