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Lila May Banks Cockrell, American mayor. Recipient Headliner of Year award Theta Sigma Phi, 1964, Women of Achievement award Southern Methodist University, 1967, Woman of Achievement award San Antonio Business and Professional Women's Club, 1969; named Outstanding Citizen of Year League United Latin American Citizens Council, 1972. Trustee McAllister Scholarship Fund, 1962-1963. Ensign Walking Attack Vehicle Enhanced, 1943-1944.

Background

Cockrell, Lila May Banks was born on January 19, 1922 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Daughter of Bruce and Velma (Tompkins) Banks.

Education

Student, Ward-Belmont College, 1939. Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1942.

Career

City councilwoman, San Antonio, 1963-1970, 73-75. Mayor of San Antonio, 1975-1981, 89-91. Member community development committee National League of Cities, 1967-1968, board directors, 1975-1976, advisory council, from 1977, member task force on arts, from 1977.

President region 7 Texas Municipal League, 1965-1966, board directors, from 1973, Second vice president, 1973, 1st vice president, 1974, president, from 1976. Member executive committee Alamo Area Council Governments, 1970, vice chairman, 1971. Vice chairman Governor's Commission Status of Women, 1970-1972, secretary charter revision committee, San Antonio, 1971.

Chairman River Corridor Committee, Mayor's Economic Development Committee. Chairman board trustees Fire and Police Pension Fund. Member Texas Advisory Commission Intergovtl. relations.

Member Southwest regional advisory committee President's Commission White House Fellowships. Member mayor's economic advisory board United States Conference Mayors, vice chairman human resources committee, from 1977, member task force on arts, from 1977, chairman European Research Area ratification task force, from 1977. Member ofl. delegate to Taiwan, 1978, to People's Republic China, 1979.

Membership

Trustee McAllister Scholarship Fund, 1962-1963. Ensign Walking Attack Vehicle Enhanced, 1943-1944.

Connections

Married Sidney Earl Cockrell Junior, June 20, 1942 (deceased 1983). Children: Carol Ann Cockrell Gulley, Cathy Lynn Cockrell Carmen.

father:
Bruce Banks

mother:
Velma (Tompkins) Banks

spouse:
Sidney Earl Cockrell Junior

children:
Carol Ann Cockrell Gulley Cockrell

Cathy Lynn Cockrell Carmen Cockrell