Millicent Fenwick

Overview

Millicent Hammond Fenwick born New York, NY February 25, 1910 (d. 1992). Politician; diplomat; described by Walter Cronkite as "the Conscience of Congress." US Representative, 1972-84; opposed Vietnam War, capital punishment and military spending. Helped establish the Commision on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which oversaw European human rights affairs, 1976. US Ambassador to UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), 1983-87.