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Anne Legendre Armstrong

Virginia Allan Anne Legendre Armstrong—(1927-2008)—She was elected Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1971. She was the first woman to deliver a keynote address at the Republican National Convention in 1972. She served on the president's Domestic Council, the Council on Wage and Price Stability, and the Commission on the Organization of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy. In 1976 President Ford appointed her U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. (Featured on the AFGW special collections website)