Kidd, Margaret Henderson (1900–1989)

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Kidd, Margaret Henderson (1900–1989)

Scottish lawyer. Name variations: Dame Margaret Kidd; Mrs Donald S. Macdonald. Born 1900 in Linlithgow, Scotland; died Mar 22, 1989, in Scotland; dau. of solicitor; m. Donald Somerland Macdonald; children: 1 daughter.

Pioneering lawyer, became 1st woman member of Scottish Bar (1923) as well as 1st woman barrister to appear before House of Lords (1926) and Parliamentary Select Committee (1927); served as Scotland's only female advocate for over 25 years; was 1st woman appointed to Queen's Counsel (1948); held position as keeper of Advocates Library (1956–69); was 1st woman sheriff of Dumfries County (1960–66), going on to serve as sheriff of Perth (1966–74); elected vice president of British Federation of University women; retired after 50-year career (1973). Made Dame of British Empire (DBE, 1975).

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