Millicent Fenwick

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Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 1992 (82)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 1992 (82)

About

Republican politician who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 5th district from 1975 to 1983. Legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite once called her 'the conscience of Congress.'

Before Fame

She was a model for Harper's Bazaar, as well as an editor at Vogue for 14 years.

Trivia

She served on the New Jersey Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1958 to 1974 and was also a strong advocate for the women's movement.

Family Life

Her father was Ogden Haggerty Hammond, the Ambassador to Spain.

Associated With

She served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture during Ronald Reagan's presidency.