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Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor was the first women to sit as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons. She was an American. She famously told Winston Churchill that she would give him poison if he was her husband. Churchill famously responded that if he was her husband he would drink it. Churchill was half American.
Lady Astor’s first husband was Robert Gould Shaw II who was the cousin of Col. Robert Gould Shaw who was played by Matthew Broderick in the 1989 Oscar winning movie Glory. She divorced him but she never poisoned him.