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Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington DENINGTON

Member of the House of Lords

Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington DENINGTON, Member of the House of Lords. Freeman, City of London; Honorary MRTPI; Honorary FRIBA; Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1966; Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1974.

Background

DENINGTON, Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington was born on August 9, 1907. Daughter of the late Philip Bursill.

Education

LCC Schools; Blackheath High School. Bedford College for Women.

Career

General Secretary, National Association, of Labour Teachers, 1938-1947. Member, St. Paneras Borough Council, 1945-1959, and Chairman of various Committees. Member, London County Council, 1946-1965.

Chairman, New and Expanding Towns Committee, member, Stevenage Development Corporation, 1950-1980, and Chairman, 1966-1980. Member. Central Housing Advisory Committee, 1955-1973. Member, Greater London Council, 1964-1977, and Chairman, 1975-1976.

Member, South East Economic Planning Council, 1966-1979, and Deputy Chairman, 1971-1979. Deputy Leader, Labour Opposition, Greater London Council, 1967-1973. Chairman, Housing Committee.

Chairman, Transport Committee. House of Lords, since 1978. Professional career: architectural journalist, 1927-1931.

Teacher, 1933-1950; member, various housing assns.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Recreations: gardening, music, reading, travel.

Connections

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father:
the late Philip Bursill

spouse:
Cecil Dallas Denington