Florence Ada Brown (1861 - 1958)

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About Florence Ada Brown

Florence Ada Keynes (née Brown) (1861 -- February 1958) was a British author, social reformer, and Mayor of Cambridge in 1932.

Contents

   * 1 Biography
         o 1.1 Family
         o 1.2 Work
   * 2 See also
   * 3 External links
Biography
Family

She was the daughter of the Rev. John Brown of Bunyan's Chapel, Bedford. Her brother was the Regius Professor of Physic (medicine) Sir Walter Langdon-Brown.

She married the economist John Neville Keynes. They had two sons and a daughter:

   * John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), perhaps the most renowned economist of the 20th century.
   * Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), a surgeon.
   * Margaret Neville Keynes (1890-1974), who married Archibald Hill (winner of the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology) in 1913.
Work

She was an early graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge. She ran juvenile labour exchange She was involved with the Papworth Village Settlement, a settlement for sufferers of chronic Tuberculosis, the Charity Organisation Society which provided pensions for the elderly living in poverty, among other support to the 'deserving poor' on a case work basis. She worked with inmates of workhouses to resettle them into society.

She was the first female Councillor of Cambridge Borough Council, and its Mayor in 1932.

See also
   * Keynes family
External links
   * http://www.modern-humanities.info/people/Keynes_Florence.htm
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1861
1861
1883
June 5, 1883
Age 22
1885
1885
Age 24
1887
March 25, 1887
Age 26
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
1958
February, 1958
Age 97
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