mabel howard

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Full Name:

  • Mabel Bowden Howard


  • 18 Apr 189423 Jun 1972

In 1947, 14 years after Elizabeth McCombs had become the first woman MP, and more than half a century after women had won the vote, Mabel Howard became New Zealand’s first woman Cabinet minister.

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    Howard became New Zealand's first female Cabinet Minister in 1947

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