Anne L. Armstrong




Age: 80


Summary: pioneering diplomat and one-time adviser to Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford who became the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Britain and was a prominent figure in Texas and national Republic Party politics when she was appointed counselor to Nixon in 1973, but who was also the first woman named to the cabinet-level position and became highly visible for her willingness to face hostile audiences as the Watergate scandal mushroomed.


Cause of Death: Melanoma


Born: December 27, 1927


Died: July 30, 2008


Location: Houston, Texas