Kathleen D'Olier Courtney


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Kathleen D’Olier Courtney born Gillingham, England March 11, 1878 (d. 1974). British suffragette. Co-founded WILPF, 1915; chair of British WILPF, 1923-33. Executive of League of Nations Union; observer at San Francisco Conference for founding of UN; president of British UNA, 1949-51; awarded UN Peace Medal, 1974. Opposed Boer War and its concentration camps; opposed World War I and postwar famine.


“Somebody must begin to be good if the better world we were promised is ever to come.” (Daily News, 1920; photo Spartacus)