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Baroness Katharine Elliot ELLIOT OF HARWOOD

Member of the House of Lords

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.

Religion

Protestant.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

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

Connections

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father:
Sir Charles Tennant Baronet

mother:
Margurite Lady Tennant

spouse:
the late Right Honourable Walter Elliot Military Cross