Other women who served in this position were Elizabeth Garrett
and Emily Davies
in London, and Flora Stevenson
in Edinburgh. LB
was re-elected seven consecutive times. The passage of the 1870 Education Act had created...
The Education Act of 1870 allowed for the election of women to School Boards; ED
's prominence as an education activist is evident in her election as only the second woman (following Elizabeth Garrett
9 August 1870
The Education Act established a national elementary education system governed by local school boards, to which women could be elected.