Reid, Margaret (1935–)
Reid, Margaret (1935–)
Australian politician. Name variations: Margaret Elizabeth Reid. Born May 28, 1935, in Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia; Adelaide University, LLB; married; children: 2 sons, 2 daughters.
The 1st woman to be elected president of the Australian Senate, held that position for 6 years (Aug 20, 1996–Aug 18, 2002); began career as a barrister and solicitor; was deputy government whip in Senate (1982–83), deputy opposition whip (1983–87) and opposition whip (1987–95); became deputy president of the Senate, chair of Committees, and president of the Senate (1996). Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Order of Polonia Restituta (1987).
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