First female mayor of Galveston dead at 81

EMBED </>More Videos

Galveston's first female mayor has passed away (KTRK)

Galveston's first female mayor, Jan Coggeshall, has died.

Coggeshall was elected to the city council in 1979 and was elected mayor five years later.

She served until 1989, but her public service continued throughout her life, including stints on the arts and historic preservation board and the Galveston housing finance corporation.

Coggeshall was 81 years old.

Funeral services are set for Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Galveston.

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff


Related Topics:
societyGalveston
(Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments