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First female mayor of Coral Gables graduates from UM

Dorothy Thomson, 76, graduated Thursday with a bachelor's from the University of Miami. Thomson was the first and only female mayor of Coral Gables.

Dorothy Thomson, 76, graduated Thursday with a bachelor's from the University of Miami. Thomson was the first and only female mayor of Coral Gables.

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE: Dorothy Thomson, 76, graduated last month with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. She entered UM’s College of Arts and Sciences in the spring of 1956, but put her studies on hold to pursue professional options, which ultimately led to 16 years on the Coral Gables city council and serving as the city’s first female mayor.
Thomson graduated with an Area of Concentration in Women’s Studies and Politics and a 3.6 GPA.

January 21, 2009

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