Clare Boothe Luce was born on March 10th 1903 and died October 9th 1987 at the age of 84 because she had cancer.
Clare was one of the first American women ambassadors and an author whose writing went from fashion to journalism to war-reporting and drama including the play “The Women” which had an all female cast.
Clare Boothe Luce was a lifelong right-wing Republican. She was a Congresswoman twice forConnecticutand campaigned from Eisenhower in 1952. Clare then became the Ambassador toItalywhere she promoted her anti-communist beliefs.
The Clare Boothe Luce Program continues to provide support for women in science, mathematics and engineering.
“In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
“A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman’s eyes.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce