Katie Dorsett, Greensboro's first black city councilwoman and the first black woman named to a North Carolina cabinet post, as well as a three-term state senator, died on Monday.
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She served two terms on the City Council from 1983 to 1986 and was a Guilford County commissioner from 1990 until 1992. That's when she was appointed Secretary of Administration by Gov. Jim Hunt, the first Black woman to hold a state Cabinet position.