Clara Rackham

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Clara Rackham (3 Dec 1875–1966) was an English politician active in the Suffragist and Labour movements.[1]

She was born in Notting Hill, the daughter of Henry Tabor, an Essex gentleman from a non-conformist family based in Bocking and Emma Woodcock, who came from Wigan.[1] She was educated at St Leonards School, Notting Hill High School, St Andrew's and Newnham College Cambridge.[2] [3]

She was a friend of Margery Fry, and both were Justices of the Peace.[4]


  • Factory Law (1938)


  1. ^ a b Harrison, Brian (2004). "Rackham , Clara Dorothea (1875–1966)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ Street, Raymond (1987). Lancashire and Whitehall: the Diary of Sir Raymond Street. Oxford: The Alden press. p. 45. ISBN 0 7190 2390 4. 
  3. ^ Law, Cheryl (2000). Women: A Modern Political Dictionary. IBTauris. p. 127. ISBN 186064502X. 
  4. ^ Logan, Anne (2010). Women, Education, and Agency, 1600–2000. Oxford: Routledge. pp. 211–214.