- Florence Bird
Born Florence Rhein in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Bryn Mawr Collegeand, in 1928, married journalist John Bird. They moved to Montrealin 1931. In 1937, they moved to Winnipeg where her husband worked for the Winnipeg Tribune.She also appeared on CBC Radio and Television as Anne Francis, a political analyst. Francis [Bird] made several appearances on the panel show, Fighting Words in the early 1960s.
She is best remembered for her work as chair of the
Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
She was a member of the
Canadian Senatefrom March 23, 1978until January 15, 1983.
In 1971, she was made a Companion of the
Order of Canada.
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?lang=E&query=600&s=M Political biography from the Library of Parliament]
* [http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-73-86/politics_economy/status_women/ Equality First: The Royal Commission on the Status of Women]
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