Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mrs. Robert Lansing

Mrs. Lansing is a daugh­ter of the Hon. John W. Foster, himself Secretary of State in Presi­dent Harrison's administration. The Secretary and Mrs. Lansing celebrated their silver wedding last January. The following character­ization of Mrs. Lansing also comes to us from the same source as the excellent sketch of the very competent Secretary:

Since childhood Mrs. Lansing has breathed the atmosphere of diplomacy. She accompanied her father on his diplomatic mis­sions both to Mexico and to Eu­rope. She speaks French, the language of diplomacy, as only those do who learned it in their youth, and she speaks the Spanish, not only of Mexico, but of Madrid. It is difficult to overesti­mate the services which a lady of Mrs. Lansing's training and expe­rience can render to her husband in the performance of the social duties; which are only less impor­tant and even more exacting than those of a Government official. The easy grace, the charm of man­ner, and. the more than fair share of good looks, which are noticeable in Mr. Lansing, are even more marked and more noticeable in Mrs. Lansing.

Originally published in the Review of Review Magazines.  August 1915.

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