Betty Boothroyd

May 1992
U.S. News & World Report;5/11/92, Vol. 112 Issue 18, p14
Reports that 62-year-old Betty Boothroyd, an ex-chorus-line dancer, last week was chosen as the British House of Commons' first woman speaker since the job was created 734 years ago. She is a Labourite in a body ruled by Conservatives; Her refusal to wear the customary horsehair wig.


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