Agnes Husband

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Agnes Husband

20th Century

One of Dundee’s first female councillors, she worked long and conscientiously on behalf of the poor and for better education. As a member of the suffrage movement, she spoke, wrote and campaigned with gusto. She also supported and encouraged her younger sisters to become involved.

At the age of 74, she was awarded the Freedom of the City – you’ll see her plaque beside the door of Dundee City Chambers in City Square.

Painted portrait of Agnes Husband by Alec Grieve. Copyright McManus Galleries and Museum.