updated: 7/3/2012 11:27:05 AM
Former State Senator Glenn Howard has died. Our partners at Network Indiana/WIBC report Howard was one of only two Democrats at the Statehouse to support Governor Mitch Daniels' lease of the Indiana Toll Road. He spent four terms in the Indiana Senate before retiring in 2008 for health reasons. Howard was 72.
He first made headlines in 1970 by leading a group of African-American co-workers in charging Allison and its UAW local with discrimination.
The civil rights activist became a key figure in Indianapolis politics for more than three decades, with his first election to the City-County Council in 1975.
Away from politics, he helped establish Indiana Black Expo and the Glenn Howard Junior Golf Program.
Source: Network Indiana/WIBC