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.