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Famous as the first female member of the British Parliament, the American-born Astor represented England’s Plymouth Sutton constituency from 1919 until 1945. She was a member of the Conservative Party.
She moved to England in 1905 and quickly met and married her second husband, who shared an exact birthday and birth year with her.
In her adulthood, she became a Christian Scientist and was openly dismissive of both Roman Catholics and Jews.
One of nearly a dozen children born to Nancy Keene and railroad executive Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, she spent her youth in Danville and Albermarle County, Virginia. Following an early, unhappy marriage to Boston socialite Robert Gould Shaw II, she married Waldorf Astor, with whom she subsequently raised four sons and one daughter (her first child, a son, was born during her marriage to Shaw).
Through her sister Irene’s marriage, Astor was the sister-in-law of American artist Charles Dana Gibson.
How did Nancy Astor die?
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|Death date||May 2, 1964|
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I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.Nancy Astor
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.Nancy Astor
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.Nancy Astor
One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.Nancy Astor
I married beneath me, all women do.Nancy Astor