Virginia Cowles, OBE

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Virginia Cowles (Spencer), OBE

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: VT, USA
Death: Died in France
Cause of death: Killed in an automobile accident
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Spencer Cowles and Florence Wolcott Jacquith
Wife of Aidan Merivale Crawley, M.B.E.
Mother of Andrew Hayward Crawley; Harriet Spencer Ayer and Randall Stafford Crawley

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Virginia Cowles, OBE

Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her autobiography, Looking for Trouble (Faber Finds) covers with brio her reporting of the main events between 1935 and 1940. During the Second World War she covered the Italian campaign, the liberation of Paris, and the Allied invasion of Germany. In 1945 she married the politician and writer Aidan Crawley. She wrote many biographies including Winston Churchill; the Era and the Man and Edward VII and His Circle. In his memorial address, Nigel Nicolson recalled the first time he met her, ‘her appearance was doubly startling: that she should be there at all at so critical a moment; and that she was the most beautiful young woman on whom, until then, I had ever set my eyes.'

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June 21, 1947
Age 37
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
Age 40
Age 73