WILSON, The Hon. Cairine Reay
Picture of WILSON, The Hon. Cairine Reay
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Source: Library and Archives Canada, C 052280
Date of Birth ( 1885.02.04
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deceased Date ( 1962.03.03 (77 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Homemaker, social worker
Notes: Of Scottish origin.
First woman Senator in Canadian history.
First woman appointed Chair of a Senate Standing Committee (Public Buildings and Grounds 1930).
First woman Canadian delegate to the United Nations (1949).
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 11705 Days (32 years, 17 days)
^ Senate
Senatorial DivisionPolitical Affiliation at NominationTerm ( on the advice of
Rockcliffe, Ontario Died in office. Liberal 1930.02.15 - 1962.03.03 King, William Lyon Mackenzie
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Liberal 1930.02.15 - 1962.03.05

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Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Spouse Wilson, Norman Frank
1876.09.05 1956.07.14
Brother-in-law Edwards, William Cameron
(Senator and M.P.)
1844.05.07 1921.09.17
Father Mackay, Robert
1840.02.24 1916.12.25
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