December 7, 1995 in Nation/World

Gun-Totin’ Granny Heads Nra

Compiled From Wire Services

The National Rifle Association has its first female president, a grandmother who’s a vociferous advocate of gun rights.

Marion P. Hammer of Tallahassee succeeds Thomas L. Washington of Lansing, Mich., who died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack last month while deer hunting. He was elected last May to a second term as NRA president.

Hammer, the executive director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida, a gun-lobbying group in Tallahassee, will guide a national organization with 3.5 million members.

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