Nancy Astor

Viscountess Nancy Witcher Astor

Rush ID: 3059

Details

Born:
19 May 1879
Died:
2 May 1964
Birth place:
U.S.A.
Gender:
Female
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Private income
Election occupation:
Private income
Parentage:
C.D. Langhorne of Virginia, U.S.A.
Notes:
First woman to take her seat in U.K. Parliament (Constance de Markievicz [03701]) was elected earlier but did not take her seat).
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
3059
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q195013
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. ASTOR, Viscountess Nancy (1879-1964)
  2. LANGHORNE, Nancy (1879-1964) **

Alternative names

  1. Nancy (Nancy Witcher) Langhorne (née)

Constituencies

  1. Plymouth Sutton

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1919*
    Date of election: 15 November 1919
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Schools

  1. (School name unknown)

    Notes: USA

Marriages

  1. Shaw, Robert Gould

    Year: 1897

    Notes: divorced 1903

  2. Astor, William Waldorf

    Year: 1906

Relationships

  1. Married to Waldorf Astor

  2. Mother of Michael Astor

  3. Mother of William Waldorf Astor

  4. Indirect relative of John Jacob Astor

  5. Mother of Jakie Astor

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. English Speaking Union member