Margery Corbett Ashby


Margery Corbett Ashby born Danehill, E. Sussex, England April 19, 1882 (d. 1981). British suffragist and politician; observed Versailles Peace Conference 1919; delegate to Geneva Disarmament Conference 1932; resigned 1935 when government rearmed; protested avoiding League of Nations 1937; drafted UN Human Rights Declaration; last demonstration at age 98.


On the dawn of WWII: "As human beings, as nations, as individuals even we must admit defeat and failure, blindness and negligence." (K. Offen, Global Feminisms, p. 167, 2010; photo