Enid Lyons

Enid Lyons

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, AD, GBE (9 July 1897 - 2 September 1981) was an Australian politician and the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives as well as the first woman appointed to the federal Cabinet. Prior to these achievements, she was best known as the wife of the Premier of Tasmania and later Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons. Lyons was born Enid Muriel Burnell in Smithton, Tasmania, and educated at the Teacher's Training College, Hobart and later became a school teacher. In 1913, when she was 15, she met Joseph Lyons, then a young Labor politician, and married him in 1915. They had twelve children, one of whom died in infancy.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • 6135995782
  • 9786135995787