Records tagged with Keywords: Politician

Jennie Lee

Baroness Lee of Asheridge
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Her given name was Janet.
3 Nov 1904-16 Nov 1988.

Born in Lochgelly in 1904, miner's daughter Jennie Lee became politically active at a young age. She became an M.P. in 1929.
She played a key role in creating the Open University.

Christian Elizabeth Farquharson-Kennedy

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Prior to her marriage she was Christian Elizabeth Farquharson.
27 February 1870- 16 July 1917

Christian Farquharson was born on 27 Feb 1870, at 57 Spital, Old Aberdeen, one of eight children of Alexander Farquharson and Helen Whalley. She trained as a teacher and taught firstly at Woodside School, Aberdeen and then at Kittybrewster School, Aberdeen. In Nov 1896 she attended a meeting at which she supported a resolution, which was unanimously carried, in favour of socialisation of the means of production, distribution and exchange; emancipation of labour from the domination of capital, and economic equality between the sexes.

Aberdeen Daily Journal Tues 17 July 1917, p2
Report of funeral
Aberdeen Daily Journal 20 July 1917.
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