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Anne L. Armstrong

Anne L. ArmstrongAKA Anne Legendre

Born: 27-Dec-1927
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 30-Jul-2008
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the UK, 1976-77

At one time extraordinarily prominent in the Republican party, Anne L. Armstrong was a pioneer: the first woman to serve in a cabinet-level capacity (to both Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford), the first American woman ambassador to Great Britain, the first woman to chair the Intelligence Advisory Board. Former mentor to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

In 2006, Harry Whittington was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident on the Armstrong family ranch.

Father: Armant Legendre
Mother: Olive
Sister: Katharine Legendre King
Husband: Tobin Armstrong (b. 9-Jul-1923, m. 1950, d. 7-Oct-2005 cancer, three sons, two daughters)
Son: J. Barclay Armstrong
Daughter: Katharine Armstrong (lobbyist)
Daughter: Sarita Hixon
Son: James Armstrong
Son: Tobin Armstrong, Jr.

    University: BA, Vassar College (1949)
    Administrator: Trustee, Southern Methodist University
    Administrator: Regent, Texas A&M University System

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1981-90, as Chairman, 1982-90)
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1976-77)
    Member of the Board of American Express (1983-2000)
    Member of the Board of Boise Cascade (1975-76 and 1978-2000)
    Member of the Board of General Motors (1977-)
    Member of the Board of Halliburton (1977-)
    Member of the Board of Promontory Interfinancial Network
    General Motors Advisory Council
    Alfalfa Club 1994
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    American Success PAC
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Executive Committee Chairman
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Friends of Phil Gramm PAC
    George W. Bush for President
    Hoover Institution
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Pilgrims Society
    Romney for President
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Texas Women's Alliance Chairman (1985-89)
    Republican National Committee (1968-73, as Co-Chairman, 1971-73)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 23-Jun-1987
    Smithsonian Institution Trustee


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