Past Female Presidents

Florence McNatty (nee Burr) was the first woman President for WDS. She was President 1961-1962 and was heavily involved with WDS.

We have since then had two other women presidents, Maureen Tompson (1984-1985) and Pat Dugdale (1992). Maureen Tompson has been heavily   involved with WDS, especially in her role as Secretary until 2014. Pat Dugdale too was heavily involved, and often wrote articles and did research about Deaf people. Prior to her death in 2005, Pat had started some research about the history of WDS.

Florence Burr

Maureen Tompson

Pat Dugdale