Catherine Taylor (South African politician)

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Catherine Dorothea Taylor (4 February 1914 in Birmingham, England – 9 April 1992 in Cape Town) was a South African politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Wynberg, Cape Town until she resigned from the United Party in 1974.

Taylor was a United MP for Wynberg, 1953–74, Shadow Minister of Education 1971-74 and Shadow Secretary for Coloured Affairs 1972-74. She also authored an autobiography, "If Courage Goes".

She was a daughter of Venerable Archdeacon Harold Stephen Sharpe. She read philosophy, languages, Psychology and history at Bristol University.

Taylor married Lance Gordon Taylor in Cape Town on 5 September 1939. They had three sons.

Further reading[edit]

Taylor, C. (1976). If Courage Goes: My Twenty Years In South African Politics. Johannesburg: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-86954-027-5. 

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