Dame Margaret Henderson Kidd, Mrs MacDonald QC (14 March 1900 in Bo'ness, Scotland – 22 March 1989 in Cambridge, England) was a Scottish legal advocate, editor and politician.The elder daughter of James Kidd, solicitor and Unionist MP for Linlithgowshire, and Janet Gardner Kidd (née Turnbull), a schoolteacher, Margaret Kidd was educated at Linlithgow Academy and graduated with an MA and LLB from the University of Edinburgh in 1922.

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