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The Right Honourable
The Viscountess Astor

Portrait of Nancy Astor by John Singer Sargent, 1909
Member of Parliament
for Plymouth Sutton
In office
28 November 1919 â€“ 5 July 1945
Preceded by Waldorf Astor
Succeeded by Lucy Middleton
Personal details
Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne
(1879-05-19)19 May 1879
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
Died 2 May 1964(1964-05-02) (aged 84)
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England
Political party Coalition Conservative
Spouse(s) Robert Gould Shaw II
(m. 1897–1903; divorced)
Waldorf Astor
(m. 1906–1952; his death)
Relations William Waldorf Astor III (grandson)

Robert Gould Shaw III
William Waldorf Astor II
Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor
Francis David Langhorne Astor
Michael Langhorne Astor
John Jacob Astor VII

Parents Chiswell Dabney Langhorne
Nancy Witcher Keene
Residence Cliveden and Grimsthorpe Castle
Occupation politician
Religion Christian Science

Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Nancy Astor
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
Nancy Astor
The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
I married beneath me, all women do.
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
Nancy Astor
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Nancy Astor
One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
Nancy Astor
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
Nancy Astor
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.
Nancy Astor
My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
Nancy Astor

I married beneath me, all women do.