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Astor, Nancy, Viscountesslocked

(Nancy Witcher Astor)

CH 1937

Born 19 May 1879; d of late Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, Mirador, Greenwood, Va; m 1st, 1897, Robert Gould Shaw (from whom she obtained a decree of divorce, 1903; he d 1930); one s; 2nd, 1906, 2nd Viscount Astor (d 1952); four s one d; died 2 May 1964

MP (U) Plymouth, Sutton Div., 1919–45; first woman MP to sit in Imperial Parliament


Hon. LLD: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va, 1928; Univ. of Birmingham, 1930; Univ. of Exeter, 1959; Hon. DLitt Reading, 1937


My Two Countries, 1923


100 Eaton Square, SW1

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