Catherine Hunt

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This article is about the Mayor of Colchester. For the American chemist, see Catherine T. Hunt. For the English actress, see Kathryn Hunt.

Dame Catherine Hunt DBE (née Reeve; 1854 – 18 October 1948) was an English politician and activist.[1]

She married E. A. Hunt (died 1923) in 1896. She was a member of Colchester's Town Council from 1918 to 1934, elected its first female alderman, and served as Colchester's second female mayor in 1924.[2]

For many years she served as chairman of the Colchester branch of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association and the Colchester Local War Pensions Committee. For these services she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours.[citation needed]