McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Anne Armstrong, a longtime powerful
Republican who served as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain as well
as counselor to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, died
after a bout with cancer, her office said Wednesday. She was 80.
Armstrong, in the headlines more recently because her family
owns the South Texas ranch where Vice President Dick Cheney
accidentally wounded a fellow hunter with a shotgun blast, was
serving as Kenedy County commissioner.
Her county assistant, Kay Hicks, said Armstrong had been in a
Houston-area hospice for about a week before her death early
Armstrong was appointed to the commission seat after the death
of her husband, Tobin Armstrong, in 2005. She won election in
November 2006. Armstrong attended the commissioners' last regularly
scheduled meeting July 14, Hicks said.
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