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ambassador , congresswoman , playwright

Clare Boothe Luce, playwright, congresswoman, ambassador. Decorated knight Order of Grand Cross, Order of Lafayette, Dame of Malta; recipient Dag Hammarskjold medal, Laetare medal, American Statesman medal, Trinity award, Fourth Estate award, International Achievement award, Sylvanus Thayer award, Distinguished Service to Congress award, American Eagle award., Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Luce, Clare Boothe was born on March 10, 1903 in New York City. Daughter of William F. and Ann (Snyder) Boothe.


Student, St. Mary's, Garden City, Long Island, 1917. Student, The Castle, Tarrytown, New York, 1919. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colby College.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Fordham University. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Hamilton College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Mundelein College.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Temple University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Creighton University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Seton Hall College. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Mount Holyoke College. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Boston University.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Westminster College. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), United States.C. Medical School. A.F.D. (honorary), St. John's University.


Association editor, Vogue, 1930;associate editor, Vanity Fair, 1931-1932;managing editor, Vanity Fair, 1933-1934;newspaper columnist, 1934;playwright, from 1935;member, 78th-79th Congresses from 4th Connecticut District, 1943-1947;United States ambassador to, Italy, 1953-1957. Member President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1973-1977, 82-87. Consultant in field.



Member Academy Political Science, American Institute Foreign Trade, American Security Council (director), American Society Oceanography (director), Honolulu Academy Arts (director), United States Capitol History Society (director), National Institute Social Science, Hawaii Foundation American Freedoms, Former Members Congress, National Federation Press Women, Association Former Intelligence Officers, Center for The Book, Committee on Present Danger, National Committee United States-China Relations, United States Strategic Institute, Council American Ambassador. Hillsdale Associates. Member National Society Literature and Arts., Daughters of the American Revolution Clubs: Overseas Press.


Married George Tuttle Brokaw, August 10, 1923 (divorced 1929). Married Henry R. Luce, November 23, 1935.

William F. Boothe

Ann (Snyder) Boothe

George Tuttle Brokaw

Henry R. Luce