Nancy Astor

Nancy Astor

Born: May 19, 1879

Died: May 2, 1964

Nationality: British

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, was the first woman to sit as a Conservative Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons. She was the wife of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor.

Source/Notes: Speech in 1951, Oldham, England. As quoted in: Dictionary of National Biography 1961–1970 (1981)

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