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Nancy, Viscountess Astor

NANCY, VISCOUNTESS ASTOR 
BORN VIRGINIA USA 1879, DIED ENGLAND 1964

IN THIS BUILDING ON 28 NOVEMBER, 1919, THE ELECTION TO PARLIAMENT OF LADY NANCY ASTOR 
WAS ANOUNCED. SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO SIT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND REPRESENTED 
THE PLYMOUTH CONSITUENCY OF SUTTON UNTIL 1946. ELECTED FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH 
IN 1969, FORMIDABLE IN POLITICS AND AN INDOMITABLE CHAMPION OF JUST CAUSES, LADY ASTOR'S 
CHARM AND WIT WERE MATCHED BY HER UNFLINCHING COURAGE IN ADVERSITY. 

IN POLITICS AND PUBLIC LIFE THEY WORKED TIRELESSLY 
FOR THE COMMON GOD OF THE PEOPLE OF PLYMOUTH 

WALDORF, SECOND VISCOUNT ASTOR 
BORN NEW YORK USA 1879, DIED ENGLAND 1952 

WALDORF ASTOR SERVED AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR PLYMOUTH 1910-1919. AS LORD MAYOR OF 
PLYMOUTH 1939-1944, LORD ASTOR PRESIDED IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS NEAR THIS BULDING WHICH 
WERE DESTROYED BY ENEMY ACTION IN 1941. IN THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR, HE PREPARED FOR 
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HIS STRICKEN CITY, AND IN THE PLAN FOR PLYMOUTH PUBLISHED 1943 
WAS EXPRESSED THE VISION AND HOPE THAT LED TO THE BUILDING OF THE CITY WE SEE TODAY. 


Submitted by Deputy Lord Mayor of Plymouth, @yevaDmaS

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