Dame, DBE, BA, DipEd.
- 13 March 1911
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- 1 June 1985
In the Queen's Birthday list (8 June 1968) Dorothy Tangney became the first Western Australian born woman to be appointed Dames Commander of the British Empire for services to the Western Australia Parliament. She was a senator for Western Australia in the Senate of the Australian Parliament from 1943 until she retired in 1968.