|The Right Honourable
The Viscountess Astor
Portrait of Nancy Astor by John Singer Sargent, 1909
|Member of Parliament
for Plymouth Sutton
28 November 1919 â€“ 5 July 1945
|Preceded by||Waldorf Astor|
|Succeeded by||Lucy Middleton|
|Born||Nancy Witcher Langhorne
19 May 1879
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||2 May 1964
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England
|Political party||Coalition Conservative|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Gould Shaw II
(m. 1897â€“1903; divorced)
(m. 1906â€“1952; his death)
|Relations||William Waldorf Astor III (grandson)|
Robert Gould Shaw III
|Parents||Chiswell Dabney Langhorne
Nancy Witcher Keene
|Residence||Cliveden and Grimsthorpe Castle|
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.
My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.