Mary Alice Rankin

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Mary Alice Rankin

Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty was founded in 1976 by Mary Alice Rankin following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the state of Illinois. The death penalty was previously invalidated in the US in 1972 by the Supreme Court in the case Furman v Georgia as the use of the death penalty was deemed too arbitrary, which made it a form of cruel and unusual punishment. [1]

Tribute to Golub and Montgomery

On November 16, 1989, Mary Alice Rankin was listed as a friend of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Tribute to Leon Golub and Lucy Montgomery, held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.[2]


  1. ICADP history page, accessed September 2011
  2. Tribute to Golub and Montgomery: Program, Nov. 16, 1989