Clara Dorothea Rackham

woman and Suffragist

Died aged c. 91

Clara Dorothea Tabor Rackham (3 December 1875 – 11 March 1966) was an English feminist and politician active in the women's suffrage movement, the Women's Co-operative Guild, the peace movement, adult education, the family planning movement, and the labour movement. She was a pioneering magistrate, Poor Law Guardian, educator, anti-poverty campaigner and penal reformer in the city of Cambridge where she was a long-serving city and county councillor. Clara Rackham was vice-chairman of Cambridge County Council from 1956 to 1958 and chairman of the Cambridge County Council Education Committee from 1945 to 1957. She first came to prominence through her leading role in the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and later became a significant national figure in the labour movement, acquiring a formidable national reputation for her expertise on factory conditions, workers' rights, equal pay, and national insurance.

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Clara Dorothea Rackham 1875-1966 Campaigner for adult & child education, Suffragist, magistrate, penal reformer Founder of the Cambridge Cooperative Women's Guild, City & County Councillor lived here

Park Terrace, Cambridge, United Kingdom where they lived