Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) is an American politician and LGBT activist who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for two terms starting in January 1975. She was the first openly lesbian or gay candidate elected to a state legislature. She served two terms as representative for the Fenway-Kenmore and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston.
Edward Dickinson (1803 - 1874). Emily's father. Politician, lawyer. Education : Amherst Academy, Yale College, Northampton Law School. Treasurer of Amherst College, Massachusetts House of Representatives, and Massachusetts Senate.