Edith Cowan

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Birthday
2, 1861
Birthplace
Geraldton, Australia
Death Date
Jun 9, 1932 (70)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1861
Birthplace
Geraldton, Australia
Death Date
Jun 9, 1932 (70)

About

Nationalist Member of the Parliament of Western Australia from 1921 to 1924. She was know as a strong advocate for women's health and the welfare of disadvantaged groups.

Before Fame

She lived with her grandmother after studying at Perth boarding school as a teen.

Trivia

She was a freemason and her portrait is featured on the back of Australia's $50 note.

Family Life

She was married to James Cowan in 1879

Associated With

Her face is on Australia's $50 bill, which is also true for Ulysses S. Grant in the United States.