The Washington Times - August 29, 2011, 12:21PM

The body of former council member Nadine P. Winter will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said.

Winter, who represented Ward 6 from 1975 to 1991, was among the first elected members of the D.C. Council.
Mr. Brown has also requested flags in and around the Wilson Building to be flown at half-staff today through Friday.


“We are deeply indebted to her for her service,” Mr. Brown said. “She was a pioneer, a champion for the underprivileged, and an outstanding legislator.”

According to Mr. Brown’s office: Ms. Winter moved to the District from Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1947 to work as a social services advocate. She founded and led Hospitality House, Inc., a nonprofit to assist low-income families, youth, seniors and homeless persons, and helped organize the National Welfare Rights Organization.

When she retired from D.C. government, she founded the Health Action Information Network, a nonprofit that provides health education.