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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Dame Jennifer Jenkins [Baroness Jenkins of Hillhead, DBE] [1921-2017]

_. Dame [Mary] Jennifer Jenkins, DBE [Baroness Jenkins of Hillhead], former chairman of the National Trust, and widow of Labour Cabinet minister Roy Jenkins, died 2 February, 2017, aged 96.

She was born Mary Jennifer Morris, 18 January, 1921, daughter of Sir Parker Morris, and married the then Roy Jenkins, in 1945. Her husband served in the Labour administrations of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, and was Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, became a founder member of the SDP in 1981, created a life peer, as Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, and died in 2003.

Dame Jennifer was chairman of the National Trust 1986-90, &c. and held numerous public appointments. She was cr DBE in 1985.

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