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Taken: December 2, 2015
Caption: Nancy, Viscountess Astor, C. H
Additional Description: This portrait of Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Astor, painted by James Gunn hangs on in the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond Virginia.
“Born in Danville, Virginia, on May 19, 1879, Lady Astor was the first woman member of the British Parliament, elected November 28, 1919, and represented Plymouth, Sutton Division.
The portrait of Lady Astor, dressed in attire that she customarily wore when sitting as a Member of the British Parliament, was presented in 1937 to Governor George C. Peery by a committee representing the ladies of the Commonwealth. ”
Submitted: December 4, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p340839
File Size: 2.176 Megabytes
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