• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4502

Cooper, Janet Pierson

(1891 – 1984)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 25 February, 1891, Elmsvale Nova Scotia Canada
  • Died 6 June, 1984, Albert Park Victoria Australia

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.

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