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Millicent Fenwick
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Birth Date:February 25, 1910
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Occupation:US Politician

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Millicent Fenwick

Biography:Millicent Fenwick (February 25, 1910 - September 16, 1992) was an American fashion editor, politician and diplomat. A long-time Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, she entered politics late in life and was renowned for her energy and colorful enthusiasm. She was regarded as a moderate and progressive within her party and was outspoken in favor of civil rights and the women's movement.

She was born in New York City. Her mother died five years later in the sinking of the Lusitania. Raised in comfortable circumstances, she attended college at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research. She married and divorced, and worked for 14 years as an editor at Vogue, with a wardrobe and style to match the position.

In the 1960s, the elegant fifty-something Fenwick became involved in politics via the Civil Rights Movement. Often described as being blessed with exceptional intelligence, striking good looks, and a keen wit, she rose rapidly in the ranks of the Republican Party. Elected to Congress from New Jersey in 1974 at age sixty-four, she became a media darling. Television commentator Walter Cronkite called her "the conscience of Congress." During her four terms in the House of Representatives, she emerged as arguably one of the most colorful politicians in American history. She was known for her opposition to corruption by both parties and special interest groups. She was one of the most liberal Republicans in the House, which is somewhat typical for Republicans from New Jersey. In 1982, she ran for New Jersey's junior seat in the U.S. Senate, but lost the general election to businessman Frank Lautenberg.

She is considered the model for the character of Lacey Davenport in Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury. Trudeau's Lacey arrived in Congress two years later than Fenwick did in real life.

Fenwick once participated in a hearing where a conservative male congressman attacked a piece of equal rights legislation with the words, "I’ve always thought of women as kissable, cuddly, and smelling good." Fenwick responded:

"That’s what I’ve always thought about men, and I hope for your sake that you haven’t been disappointed as many times as I’ve been." ( - Dr. Mardy's Quotes of the Week, February 21-27, 2004) She was one of the few female pipe smokers.

She also served as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

She died at the age of 82 from undisclosed causes in 1992.

A biography, Millicent Fenwick: Her Way by Amy Schapiro, appeared in 2003.

Chinese Horoscope for Millicent Fenwick
Includes characteristics and Vices
Millicent Fenwick's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1910 - January 29, 1911
Birthday: February 25, 1910

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Millicent Fenwick's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: February 25, 1910

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Millicent Fenwick's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: February 25, 1910

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Millicent Fenwick's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: February 25, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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