Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor Photo

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

Born: May 19, 1879

Death: May 2, 1964

Birthplace: Danville

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United Kingdom

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

Date of Birth : May 19, 1879
Date of Death : May 2, 1964
Birth Place : Danville

Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH was the first female Member of Parliament. She was an American-born English socialite who made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. Her first husband was an American, Robert Gould Shaw II, and they divorced. She served in Parliament as a representative of the Conservative Party for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down.


  • Politician


  • Chiswell Langhorne
  • Nancy "Nanaire" Witcher Keene


  • Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
  • Robert Gould Shaw II


  • Robert Gould Shaw III
  • William Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
  • David Astor
  • Michael Astor
  • Jakie Astor
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