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Baroness Katharine Elliot ELLIOT OF HARWOOD

Baroness Katharine Elliot ELLIOT OF HARWOOD, Member of the House of Lords. CBt. 1946; Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1958; Honorary Doctor of Laws, Glasgow University, 1959.

Background

  • ELLIOT OF HARWOOD, Baroness Katharine Elliot was born on January 15, 1903. Daughter of Sir Charles Tennant Baronet and Margurite Lady Tennant.

  • Education

    • Private school education. Spoken languages: French.

    Career

    • Member, Women’s Consultative Committee, Ministry of Labour and National Service, 1941-1951, 1958-1969. Member, Markham Commission on the Women’s Services, 1942. Councillor, Roxburghshire County Council, 1946-1975.

      Member, Home Office Advisory Committee on Treatment of Offenders, 1946-1964. Chairman, Women’s National Advisory Committee, Conservative Party, 1954-1957. United Kingdom Delegate to United Nations General Assembly, 1954, 1956, 1957.

      Chairman, National Union of Cons, and Unionist Assns., 1957. House of Lords, since 1958. Chairman, Consumer Council, 1963-1968.

      Member, European Economic Community Agricultural Committee, House of Lords. Joint President, United Nations Association, 1985. President, Anglo-Israeli Association, 1978-1990.

      Professional career: farmer. Member. King George V Jubilee Trust, 1936-1968. Trustee, Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1937-1985.

      Chairman, National Association, of Mixed Clubs and Girls' Clubs, 1939-1949. Chairman, Advisory Council For Child Care. Scotland, 1957-1966; Justice of the Peace, 1968.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Religion

    Protestant.

    Membership

    Clubs: Anglo-Israel Association (President). President, United Nations Association (Great Britain).

    Personality

    Interests

    Recreations: foxhunting. golf, music. Social services, local government, agriculture.

    Connections

    • [{"type":"father","name":"Sir Charles Tennant Baronet"},{"type":"mother","name":"Margurite Lady Tennant"},{"type":"spouse","name":"the late Right Honourable Walter Elliot Military Cross"}]
    • father: Sir Charles Tennant Baronet
    • mother: Margurite Lady Tennant
    • spouse: the late Right Honourable Walter Elliot Military Cross
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    Born January 15, 1903
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