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Emma Knox Maitland (née Rees) (17 May 1844 - 13 June 1923) was a suffragist and educationist.

Born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in 1862 she married Frederick Maitland and moved to London. She was a leading member of the Women's Local Government Society and president of the women's branch of the Hampstead Liberal and Radical Association and vice-president of the Women's Liberal Federation.

From the creation of the London School Board in 1870, Maitland took a strong interest in education: as an election worker for Elizabeth Garrett, as a school manager and as an administrator of a college for working women.

She was persuaded to stand for election to the school board in 1888 and was returned as a representative for Marylebone, but lost her seat in 1891. In 1894 she returned to the board as a representative for Chelsea, re-elected in 1897 and 1900. She retired from the school board in January 1903.

She died at her Hampstead home in 1923, aged 79.

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