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ROSEMARY GUNNING DIES; FORMER ASSEMBLYWOMAN

Rosemary Gunning, whose involvement in anti-busing battles in Queens led to her becoming one of the first Conservative Party members elected to the Assembly, died Sunday. She was 92.

In 1927, Ms. Gunning became one of the first women to graduate from Brooklyn Law School.

While practicing law in New York City in the early 1960s, she became an organizer and leader of Ridgewood's Parent-Teacher Association, which opposed forced school busing.

The busing battle led to Ms. Gunning's involvement in the state Conservative Party.

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