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TitleHenderson; Jean (1899-1997); barrister and Liberal candidate
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Admin Biographical HistoryBorn 1899; educated at Mount School in York, and Bedford College, University of London, where she graduated in modern languages; prospective parliamentary candidate for St Albans, 1936-1941; admitted to the Inner Temple, 1941, and called to the Bar, 1943; practised as a barrister in London and on the Midland Circuit; during World war Two, lectured on current events to troops under the War Office Scheme for Education; stood as Liberal candidate for Barnet, 1945, Lincoln, 1950, and Luton, 1955; prospective parliamentary candidate for Watford, 1953; contested Hendon Borough Council elections (Garden Suburb Ward), 1949 and 1953; Honorary Secretary, Women's Liberal Federation, [1941-1949]; served on the Executive of the Liberal Candidates Association; President, Hampstead Garden Suburb Ward Liberal Association; independent member of five Industrial Wages Councils; Head of Chambers, 5 Pump Court, Temple, [1970-1979]; Member, Management Board, Gladstone Benevolent Fund for Liberal Agents, [1973-1988]; died 1997.
DescriptionPapers of Jean Henderson, 1916-1993, notably material concerning her work as the prospective Liberal parliamentary candidate for St Albans, 1936-1942, including correspondence, circulars, speech notes and flyers; material relating to general election campaigns in which Henderson stood as the Liberal candidate for, successively, Barnet, Lincoln, and Luton, 1945, and 1949-1959, mainly comprising correspondence, speech notes, election ephemera and press cuttings; notes and press cuttings, [1930]-1979, covering a range of political issues and compiled by Henderson for use in speeches; papers relating to the Women's Liberal Federation, 1936-1975; papers relating to the Hendon Liberal Party, [1930]-1989, including material on local elections; Liberal party literature, 1927-1959, including pamphlets on political subjects and material concerning the Beveridge Report; papers of the Gladstone Benevolent Fund for Liberal Agents, 1972-1988, mainly comprising agendas and minutes; Liberal Party manifestos and circulars dealing with the Liberal alliance with the Democrats, 1988-1992, and Henderson's notes on the subject; material relating to the legal career of Jean Henderson, [1938-1993], including notebooks, speech notes, legal papers, fee books and correspondence.
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