Ann J. Land
|Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 4th District|
October 30, 1980 - January 7, 1992
|Died||March 9, 2010|
Sea Isle City
|Profession||Politician, Librarian, Community-relations Specialist|
Land was a native North Philadelphia, where she attended John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. After graduating from High School in 1950, she was an office worker, and later became a librarian at the Pennsylvania Senate.
In 1980, she won a special election to the Philadelphia City Council, after incumbent George Schwartz resigned in the wake of the Abscam scandal. She was re-elected 1983, and in 1987, she won a second full-term by defeating challenger Michael Nutter.
Land married her husband, John, in 1954. He was a beverage distributor with a business in West Philadelphia. The couple had five children.