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People/Characters: Susan Mary Alsop

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American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop by Caroline de Margerie
The Georgetown ladies' social club by C. David Heymann
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas
My Three Fathers: And the Elegant Deceptions of My Mother, Susan Mary Alsop by Bill Patten
No Regrets by Caroline Seebohm
To Marietta from Paris, 1945-1960 by Susan Mary Alsop
A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer by Nina Burleigh

Character description

Susan Mary Alsop, née Jay (1918-2004) was a celebrated political hostess and author. A descendant of John Jay, she belonged to the privileged Eastern American establishment. In the 1940s, she went with her first husband William Patten to Paris, where he worked for the embassy, and joined the highest diplomatic and social circles. She was known as "stylish, intelligent, loving and good, and very funny." After Patten's death, she returned to the USA and married newspaper columnist Joe Alsop, and became the grande dame of Washington society. She also was the author of several bestselling nonfiction works.

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