Margaret Meagher

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Blanche Margaret Meagher
Margaret Meagher Canadian Ambassador to Israel 1959.jpg
Margaret Meagher, Canadian Ambassador to Israel, with Israel's President Yizhak Ben-Zvi, on Israel's Independence Day 1959
Born(1911-01-27)January 27, 1911
DiedFebruary 25, 1999(1999-02-25) (aged 88)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Known forCanada's first woman ambassador
Margaret Meagher with Golda Meir

Blanche Margaret Meagher, OC (January 27, 1911 – February 25, 1999) was a Canadian diplomat and, in 1958, was appointed Canada's first woman ambassador.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was the Canadian ambassador to Israel (1958 to 1961), Austria (1962 to 1966) and Sweden (1969 to 1973). She also served in Mexico and England. She was also high commissioner to Cyprus, Kenya and Uganda, and chaired the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors.

In 1974, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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