Clair Booth Luce

1903- 1987

Writer and Politician



Editor and playwright Clare Booth Luce was born in 1903 in New York City. She became the editor of Vanity Fair Magazine in 1933 and then went on to write a number of hit plays including The Women.

She served as a US Congressman from 1943-47 and as Ambassador to Italy from 1953-57. She was married to media mogul and Time magazine-founder Henry Luce.