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date: 12 July 2020

Astor [née Langhorne], Nancy Witcher, Viscountess Astorlocked

(1879–1964)
  • Martin Pugh

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Astor [née Langhorne], Nancy Witcher, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964), society hostess and politician, was born at Danville, Virginia, on 19 May 1879, the eighth child in a family of eleven. Her father, Chiswell Dabney Langhorne (1843–1919), a veteran of the American Civil War, had made his fortune in railway construction and bought an estate at ...

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