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Cooper, Janet Pierson (1891 - 1984)

OBE

Born
25 February 1891
Elmsvale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died
6 June 1984
Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Anaesthetist, Local government councillor and Mayor

Summary

In 1950 Janet Cooper became the first woman elected to the South Melbourne City council. She was defeated in 1953, but re-elected in 1956 and served as mayor in 1958-59 and again in 1965. In 1959 she was appointed OBE.

Rosemary Francis

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