- Occupation Political candidate
Ann Macken was well known at the time of her campaigns for the Democratic Labor Party but her involvement in politics was short lived. She contested only two elections: New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Manly in 1968 and Mosman in 1971. In her campaign for the seat of Mosman, Ann Macken was most vocally concerned with the problems facing women and their lack of representation in the parliamentary sphere. At the time, she was well known for her part in television debates on issues affecting women and her involvement in local school affairs. She was married to James Macken, and had six children at home.
- Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2006, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/pssb/home.html
- Trove: Macken, Ann Emily, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-747096