PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Philadelphia City Council President Anna Verna has died. Verna represented the 2nd District in South Philadelphia and Center City for 36 years.
She made history as the first woman president of Council.READ MORE: New Jersey Native Carli Lloyd Makes USWNT Olympic History, Wins Bronze Medal At 2020 Tokyo Olympics
In 2012, Council President Darrell Clarke succeeded Verna.READ MORE: 4 People Shot In Drive-By Shooting During Sidewalk Sale In Franklinville, Philadelphia Police Say
In a statement, he said Verna taught him the importance of patience and confidentiality in dealing with colleagues.MORE NEWS: Reports: Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers Agree To 2 Year, $20M Deal
Verna was 90 years old.