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Chrystal Macmillan

Other names: 
Jessie
Dates: 
1872-1937

Chrystal Macmillan was born in Corstophine, Edinburgh. She became the first female science graduate from the University of Edinburgh in 1896, as well as the first female honours graduate in Mathematics. She campaigned for women's rights to vote and became the first woman to plead a case before the House of Lords in 1908. As an active pacifist, she was present at the International Women's Congress in The Hague in 1915, and later organised the International Committee for Women for Permanent Peace (ICWPP) and its congress in Zurich.

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Chrystal Macmillan speaking at the Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Rome 1923.
Chrystal Macmillan speaking at the Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Rome 1923.
Chrystal Macmillan speaking at the Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Rome 1923.
Chrystal Macmillan speaking at the Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Rome 1923.
Sources
Dictionary of National Biography
Edit - Winter 2011/12
Alumni magazine for University of Edinburgh graduates. Article by Chris Small
Helen Kay, Chrystal Macmillan From Edinburgh Woman to Global Citizen
DEP, no.18-19 / 2012
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