Death of Ann Nixon Cooper

January 9, 1902 - December 21, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia | Age 107

Georgia centenarian voter lauded by Obama dies at 107
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ATLANTA — Ann Nixon Cooper, the Atlanta centenarian lauded by President Barack Obama in his election night speech last year, has died. She was 107.

Obama in his 2008 speech called Cooper an example of "the heartbreak and the hope" of the past century. He noted she was born at a time when women and blacks couldn't vote and lived to cast her ballot for the country's first black president.

In a statement Tuesday, Obama praised Cooper's life of...

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