Marjorie Maxse

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Dame Sarah Algeria Marjorie Maxse, DBE, better known as Marjorie Maxse (26 October 1891 – 3 May 1975) was a political organiser and the first female chief organization officer of the Conservative Party.[1]

Marjorie Maxse was the daughter of Ernest George Berkeley Maxse (18 November 1863 – 13 March 1943) and Sarah Alice Nottage-Miller (died 25 May 1908).


She was invested as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1918 and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1941. She was knighted as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1952 for her contributions and services to politics, gaining the title of Dame Marjorie Maxse, as she preferred to be known.


She died on 3 May 1975, aged 83.


  1. ^ Mark Pottle, Maxse, Dame (Sarah Algeria) Marjorie (1891–1975), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 6 February 2009


  • Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. 2003), volume 1, page 351.

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