Gaynelle Griffin Jones, who was 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.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Jones received treatment from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for three years. She died on Friday. Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday morning at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
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