|Gladys Muriel Porter
MLA M.B.E. D.C.L.
|MLA for Kings North|
June 7, 1960 – April 20, 1967
|Preceded by||Eric Balcom|
|Succeeded by||Victor Thorpe|
|Born||August 4, 1893
Sydney, Nova Scotia
|Died||April 30, 1967
Kentville, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Gladys Muriel Porter, née Richardson, daughter of Walter Richardson and Christina Macpherson, (August 4, 1893, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada – April 30, 1967, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada) was the first woman in the Maritimes to be elected as Mayor, and the first female Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.
Porter was elected to Kentville town council in 1943. She was then elected Mayor of Kentville in 1946 and served until 1960, when she ran successfully as a Progressive Conservative to represent the provincial electoral district of Kings North.
- "Hansard of February 8, 1961 (excerpt)" (PDF). Government of Nova Scotia. February 8, 1961. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- Carbert, Louise Irene (2006). Rural Women's Leadership in Atlantic Canada: First-Hand Perspectives on Local Public Life and Participation in Electoral Politics. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-9125-3.
- "Complete Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1960" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1960. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Complete Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1963" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1963. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Collections Canada - Canadian Women in Government - Celebrating Women's Achievements". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- Portrait of Gladys Porter
- Nova Scotia Legislature - Frequently Asked Questions - Nova Scotia Women MLAs
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