Churchill, Mary (1922–)

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Churchill, Mary (1922–)

Youngest of the Churchill daughters. Name variations: Lady Soames. Born Sept 15, 1922; youngest dau. of Winston Churchill (prime minister) and Lady Clementine Churchill; m. Christopher Soames (MP), Feb 11, 1947; children: 5, including Emma Soames (b. 1949) and Charlotte Soames (b. 1954).

During WWII, worked for Red Cross and Auxiliary Territorial Service in Britain; also accompanied father as an aide on several of his conferences overseas; married Christopher Soames (1946), who was subsequently a Member of Parliament for 16 years; was posted with husband to the Continent, where Christopher served 1st as ambassador to Paris and then as vice president of European Commission in Brussels; was a vice president of Church Army and served as United Kingdom chair of International Year of the Child (1979); wrote Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage (Houghton, 1979).

See also Women in World History.

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