Kathleen Tacchi-Morris

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Kathleen Tacchi-Morris (24 January 1899 – 12 May 1993) was the founder of Women for World Disarmament (WFWD).[1] Tacchi-Morris was also a dancer[2] who appeared in several silent movies, including Men Are Not Gods (1936). Her father was the inventor Percy George Tacchi.[3]

Kathleen was born on 24 January 1899 Johannesburg, South Africa[4] and died in North Curry, Somerset on 12 May 1993. Shortly after her birth she and her family returned to England.

Kathleen married Walter A Stagg in December 1936, in Kensington, London. After the end of her first marriage, she married Richard R Morris in March 1945 in Exeter, Devon.

In 1999 the Tacchi-Morris trust donated £1 million together with a £2.1 million grant from the Arts Council to create the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.[5]

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  1. ^ David Lyon (1994). The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 115–. ISBN 978-0-8166-2515-4. Retrieved 20 August 2013. Kathleen Tacchi-Morris, discovered she was a GCHQ phonetap target, no doubt because in the 1950s she founded Women for World Disarmament. What is revealed in such cases is the routine From ... 
  2. ^ New Times. Newspaper "Trud,". 1982. p. 70. Retrieved 21 August 2013. Kathleen Tacchi-Morris, a former ballerina who has injured her leg, devotes all her time and energy to the peace struggle, despite her physical handicap. The Founder President of the organization Women for World Disarmament, she and ... 
  3. ^ The Canadian Patent Office Record and Register of Copyrights and Trade Marks. 48. Patent Office. 1920. p. 1566. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kathleen Tacchi-Morris". Tacchi Morris. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre". Tacchi Morris. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 

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