Nancy Astor

Astor, Nancy (b. Nancy Witcher Langhorne)

(1879–1964) Viscountess, politician; born in Danville, Va. In 1906 she married the 2nd Viscount Astor, to whose seat in Britain's Parliament she succeeded (Conservative, 1919–45). The first woman to sit in the House of Commons, she promoted temperance and women's rights and wrote an early autobiography, My Two Countries (1923).
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Famous figures who were photographed by Edis include Liberal prime minister David Lloyd George, Prince Albert, who became George VI, socialite Nancy Astor, the first director general of the BBC John Reith and social reformer Henrietta Barnett.
MY good friend Paul Tinnion was right to point out that Nancy Astor was the first female Conservative MP to enter parliament.
1920: American-born Nancy Astor, pictured, became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier.
Nancy Astor has failed to strike in four starts to date but her time can come in the 32Red On The App Store Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Kempton.
Nancy Astor has failed to strike in ancy four starts to date but her time can come in the 32Red On The App Store n Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Kempton.
In 1964, American-born Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, the first woman to serve in the British Parliament, died in Lincolnshire, England, at age 84.
1920: Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier.
1920: American-born Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier.
It could have been Nancy Astor entering British parliament all over again.
1920: US-born Nancy Astor MP became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons.
One of Winston Churchill's fiercest political opponents was Lady Nancy Astor.
At Cliveden, the former home of Nancy Astor, join volunteers restoring the woodlands, and at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent you can get stuck in to a variety of tasks in gardens designed by Vita Sackville-West.