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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879-1964), Politician and wife of 2nd Viscount Astor; previous wife of R.G. Shaw; daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne

Nancy Witcher Astor (nee Langhorne), Viscountess Astor

Sitter in 37 portraits
American-born politician; Came to England in 1904 and married as her second husband Waldorf Astor whom she succeeded as Conservative MP for the Sutton division of Plymouth in 1919. A champion of women's rights, she was the first woman MP to sit in the House of Commons (1919-45). During the 1930s the Astors' house, Cliveden, became the focus of many high-powered political meetings.

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