Agnes Husband

Dates: 
1852-1929

Agnes Husband was born in Tayport. Her father was a sailor who became a shipmaster. Husband became a milliner and then, after her father's death, she and her mother worked as dressmakers. She became involved in socialist politics. She stood for the School Board as a Labour candidate in 1897, but was not elected. However, in 1901 she was elected to the Parochial Board, one of the first two women to be so elected. She was also active in the campaign for female suffrage. In 1926 she was given the Freedom of the City of Dundee. She died in 1929.

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