Eugénie Emilie Dibdin (c.1864 - 18 November 1925) (née Schwartz-Trub).

The daughter of the Reverend Marc Schwartz-Trub Hautier, of La Sarraz, Vaud, Switzerland, she was educated on The Continent.

She married Robert William Dibdin in 1882.

Her husband was a solicitor in Holborn. A member of Holborn Borough Council, he was was Mayor of Holborn in 1902-3, and later an honorary freeman and an alderman. He was president of the Law Society in 1924, and was knighted in 1925.

Like her husband, Eugénie was active in the Conservative Party, and was treasurer of the Holborn branch of the Primrose League.

A Moderate Party member of the London School Board, she was elected for Finsbury in 1897 and held her seat until the board's abolition in 1904.

In 1912 living at 56 Russell Square, Bloomsbury.[1]

She died at 55 Redington Road, Hampstead.

A photograph of her grave here [1] and details of a conveyance here [2].


  • Jane Martin (1998). Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England. Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 0718500539. 

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