TEACHER, FIRST WOMAN MP IN SOUTH WALES
Barry-born Dorothy was a schoolteacher in South Wales, a member of Barry Borough Council, and an alderman of Glamorgan County Council. At the 1950 General Election, she was elected as MP for the constituency of Barry. In Parliament, she served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Edith Summerskill, the Minister of National Insurance. She served as a member of the National advisory committee for National Insurance, the Joint Education Committee for Wales, Welsh Teaching Hospitals Board, and was awarded a CBE in 1964, and a DBE in 1975.