Margaret Reid (politician)

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Margaret Reid

President of the Australian Senate
In office
20 August 1996 – 18 August 2002
Preceded byMichael Beahan
Succeeded byPaul Calvert
Senator for Australian Capital Territory
In office
5 May 1981 – 14 February 2003
Preceded byJohn Knight
Succeeded byGary Humphries
Personal details
Born
Margaret Elizabeth McLachlan

(1935-05-28) 28 May 1935 (age 85)
Crystal Brook, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Tom Reid (m. 1966)
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
ProfessionBarrister

Margaret Elizabeth Reid AO (née McLachlan; born 28 May 1935) is an Australian politician. He was a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory from 1981 to 2003, representing the Liberal Party. She is the only woman to have served as President of the Senate, holding that office from 1996 to 2002.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senate Brief No 6". The President of the Senate. Commonwealth of Australia. October 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)