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