VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: HELEN LOIS ALEXANDER CASSIDYadmin2021-10-28T13:50:56-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Helen Lois Alexander Cassidy
November 22, 1940 – June 11, 2005
Texas Activist, Advocate and Attorney. She marched for civil rights in the ’60s, women’s rights in the ’70s, and gay rights in the ’80s. The first chair of the Texas Women’s Political Caucus. National Organization for Women; Houston NOW, National board member, Co-regional director for NOW. Co-chair of the IWY, 1977. Harris County Democrats. Democratic Nominee for Justice of the First Court of Appeals in 1994. Chair of both the Appellate Practice Section and the Criminal Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. Chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas. Staff Counsel for Inmates at the Texas Department of Corrections. Hearings Examiner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chief Staff Attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
Photo 1. Poppy Northcutt and Helen Cassidy reminisce at a local coffee bar, 1986, photo – Houston Chronicle. Photo 2. Poppy Northcutt and Helen Cassidy, 1991.