Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Astor, Lady Nancy
ASTOR, LADY NANCY, the second woman to be elected to the British Parliament and the first woman to take actually her seat. She stood as the Conservative candidate for Plymouth in 1919 and was elected by a considerable margin over Liberal and Labor candidates. Her campaign was notable for the wit and spirit of her speeches. She is an American by birth and is the wife of Lord Waldorf Astor. She is the mother of six children. She has spoken briefly several times in Parliament on pending questions.