Clara Longworth de Chambrun (1873–1954)

Author of Shadows Like Myself

Includes the names: CLARA L.- DE CHAMBRUN, Clara Longworth De Chambrun, comtesse de Clara Longworth Chambrun

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Clara Longworth was born into a wealthy family that was involved in Ohio politics for many years. Her brother Nicholas, a congressman, become Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1901, Clara married Comte Aldebert de Chambrun, a direct descendant of the Marquis de Lafayette, and the couple had two children.  At age 48, the Comtesse earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne and won critical acclaim as a Shakespeare scholar. She became one of the founding members of the American Library in Paris.
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