Votes for Women (20/Jun/1913) - Another Woman as "Half a J.P."

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.

ANOTHER WOMAN AS "HALF A J.P."

Another woman, Miss Emily Frances Seddon, chairman of the Huddersfield Board of Guardians, has been appointed Justice of the Peace for the certification of lunatics — the second woman to receive this appointment. A better choice could scarcely have been made, for Miss Seddon has been a Guardian for thirty-one years, and was one of the first women in the country to take up poor-law work. How absurd that such a woman should be held fit to judge the insane, but not to judge the sane — how absurd that she should only half a J.P.!