FERRIS, IRIS (1910–1970), Indian educator and social worker. Iris Ferris, who was born in Calcutta, became head-mistress of one of the city's secondary schools while still in her twenties. She was active in the local Jewish Women's League. A member of the Girl Guide movement from childhood, she rose to become commissioner for training in West Bengal. In 1953 she settled in London and joined the staff of the world bureau of the Girl Guide movement of which she soon became general secretary.
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