Rachel Crowdy-Thornhill

Overview

Rachel Crowdy-Thornhill born Paddington, London, England March 3, 1884 (d. 1964). Internationalist; poet. Highest ranking woman in League of Nations Secretariat, 1919-1932; headed section on Social Questions and Opium Traffic. Played instrumental role in 1921 treaty against White Slave Traffic, and 1925 treaty on illicit drugs.