Thursday, January 1, 2009

HELEN SUZMAN 1917-2009


Helen Gavronsky, politician: born Germiston, South Africa 7 November 1917; Lecturer in Economic History, University of Witwatersrand 1944-52; MP (United Party) for Houghton, Republic of South Africa 1953-61, (Progressive Party, later Progressive Reform Party and Progressive Federal Party) for Houghton 1961-89; Honorary Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford 1973; Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics 1975; Honorary DBE 1999; Honorary Fellow, New Hall, Cambridge 1990; President, South African Institute of Race Relations 1991-93; Member, South African Human Rights Commission 1996-98; married 1937 Dr Moses Suzman (died 1994; two daughters); died Johannesburg, South Africa 1 January 2009.

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