Suzman, Helen

(b. 1917)
   South African politician. A university lecturer in economics, Helen Suzman was elected to parliament in 1953 as a member of the opposition United Party. She was one of twelve members of the liberal wing of the party that seceded on race issues and formed the Progressive Party. From 1961, she remained the sole member of that party in the House, and a fearless and articulate spokesman for the non-white races who, under the South African Nationalists’ political system, were not given representation in the legislature. In 1974 six more members of her party were elected and when she resigned in 1989, she was the longest serving member of Parliament. She has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • Suzman, Helen — orig. Helen Gavronsky born Nov. 7, 1917, Germiston, S.Af. South African legislator. Born in the Transvaal to Lithuanian immigrants, she graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, where she later taught economic history (1945–52). Elected to… …   Universalium

  • Suzman, Helen — orig. Helen Gavronsky (n. 7 nov. 1917, Germiston, Sudáfrica). Legisladora sudafricana nacida en Transvaal. Proveniente de una familia de inmigrantes lituanos, se graduó en la Universidad de Witwatersrand, donde después enseñó historia económica… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Suzman, Helen — (b. 1917)    South African politician. She was a lecturer in economics and became a member of parliament in 1953. She spoke for non white races who were not given representation …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Helen Suzman — Nombre Helen Gavronsky Nacimiento 7 de novi …   Wikipedia Español

  • Helen Suzman — Infobox Politician name = Helen Suzman width = height = caption = office = Member of Parliament term start = 1953 term end = 1989 constituency = majority = birth date = Birth date and age|1917|11|7 birth place = Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa… …   Wikipedia

  • Helen — /hel euhn/, n. 1. Also called Helen of Troy. Class. Myth. the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus whose abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. 2. a female given name. [ < F Hélène < L Helena < Gk Heléne, of… …   Universalium

  • Helen — Hay varias mujeres llamadas Helen, incluyendo: ● Helen Atkinson Wood ● Helen Chadwick ● Helen Clark ● Helen Frankenthaler ● Helen Gandy ● Helen Garner ● Helen Hayes ● Helen Hunt ● Helen Keller ● Helen Mirren También existen al menos tres ciudades …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Helen Suzman — (geborene Helen Gavronsky; * 7. November 1917 in Germiston, Südafrika; † 1. Januar 2009 in Johannesburg) war eine südafrikanische Politikerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Auszeichnungen 3 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SUZMAN (née Gavronsky), HELEN — (1917– ), South African politician and parliamentarian of liberal views. Born in Germiston, Transvaal, she lectured on economic history at the University of the Witwatersrand. She was first elected to Parliament as a member of the United Party,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Suzman — ist der Familienname von: Helen Suzman (1917–2009), südafrikanische Politikerin Janet Suzman (* 1939), südafrikanische Schauspielerin Siehe auch: Sussmann Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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