Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1879-05-19
Death 1964-05-02
Gender:
Female
Bretons
English

Biographical notes:

Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne, of Richmond, Va., and "Mirador," Albemarle co., Va. Married Robert Gould Shaw, 1897; divorced, 1903; one son, Robert Gould. Married Waldorf Astor (1879-1952) of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1906; five children: William Waldorf (b. 1907), Nancy Phyllis Louise (b. 1909), Frances David Langhorne (b. 1912), Michael (b. 1916), and John Jacob (b. 1918). Elected first woman to Parliament, 1919, serving twenty-five years.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1910s-1931. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 33953256

American-born British politician and social reformer.

From the description of Letter : Cliveden, to [Jane] Manner, 1923 Apr. 17. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86168057

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Christian Science
  • Women--Political activity--History--20th century

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Europe--Great Britain--Plymouth (as recorded)
  • Great Britain--Buckinghamshire--Taplow--Cliveden (as recorded)