Lucy Lytle Killea
Born: July 31, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas
Married: John F. Killea (m. 1947, d. 1997)
Children: Paul and Jay
Military Service: Civilian ARMY employee (WWII)*
Died: January 17, 2017
1946-1956: Intelligence Analyst, Central Intelligence Group (now CIA)
1968-1976: Member, San Diego City Historic Site Board
1971-1977: Member, San Diego County Cultural Heritage Committee
1976: Executive Director, Fronteras 1976 ("a San Diego observance of the United States Bicentennial")
1978-1982: Member, San Diego City Council
Previous: Deputy Mayor, City of San Diego
1989: Resigned from the State Assembly on December 18.
1991: While serving in the State Senate, changed party affiliation mid-term from Democratic to Independent on October 1.
1994-1996: Member, California Constitutional Revision Commission
1996-2001: President and CEO, International Community Foundation
1996-2001: Senior Fellow, International Community Foundation
- LEGISLATION: Author of SB 16 (1993), which established the 1994-1996 California Constitution Revision Commission.
- Killea was a civilian in a stateside Military Intelligence unit, and her WWII service made her the first female legislator to have "been in a war". As far as our research has found, Shannon Grove was the first female legislator to actually serve in the military.
- In 1991, Killea was the target of two attempted recalls, but led by Joe Naiman. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1991-92)