1899 – 1981
Who was Ann Shipley?
Born in Lawrence Station in Southwold, Ontario, she was educated at Ottawa's Lisgar Collegiate and married Manley Adair Shipley. They settled in Kirkland Lake where she was an administrative secretary for the Kirkland District Mines Medical Plans. From 1943 to 1952, she was reeve of Teck Township. Shipley was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, in 1951.
From 1953 to 1957, she was the Liberal Party Member of Parliament from the northeastern Ontario riding of Timiskaming in the Canadian House of Commons. In 1955, she became the first woman to move acceptance in the House of Commons of a Speech from the Throne.