Nancy Kissinger: Who is Henry Kissinger’s wife?

Nancy Kissinger

Nancy Kissinger is an American philanthropist and the wife of  U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. Nancy Kissinger’s husband is a scholar and national security expert who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Who is Henry Kissinger’s wife Nancy?

Nancy Kissinger: Bio Summary

Full NameNancy Sharon Kissinger
famous as *philanthropist
* wife of Henry Kissinger
Age89 years old as of 2023
Date of BirthApril 13, 1934
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States
Zodiac signAries
Parents Albert Bristol Maginnes, Agnes McKinley

How old is Henry Kissinger’s wife, Nancy?

Nancy Kissinger was born on April 13, 1934, in Manhattan, New York, United States. As of 2023, she is 89 years old. She is the daughter of  Albert Bristol Maginnes and Agnes McKinley, a football player, and a wealthy lawyer. An educated woman, Nancy received a B.A. in history in 1955 from Mount Holyoke College. Henry and Nancy have been married since 1972 but she is not the first woman the former Secretary of State has taken to the alter. She stands at a height of about six feet tall per The Washington Post.

Nancy is the second woman Kissinger married

Nancy Kissinger is the second woman the former Secretary of State married. Henry was married to Ann Fleischer, with whom he has two children- David Kissinger and Elizabeth Kissinger. Nancy’s husband has always been the ladies’ man. Per Mentalfloss, Kissinger was selected as the man with whom Hef’s ladies would most like to go out on a date according to a 1972 poll of Playboy bunnies.

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Kissinger who had a string of celebrity girlfriends in his younger days, including Diane Sawyer, Candice Bergen, Jill St. John, Shirley Maclaine, and Liv Ullman tied the knot with Nancy on March 30, 1974, in Arlington, Virginia. And the couple immediately flew to Acapulco for a Mexican honeymoon.

Kissinger was already Secretary of State when he tied the knot with Nancy Maginnes. Per Nytimes, there had been rumors of Henry’s wedding plans for a long time, but he did not indicate that he was about to be married when he met with newsmen to comment on his talks with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan of Israel.

According to Judge Francis E. Thomas Jr. who performed Henry and Nancy Kissinger’s wedding ceremony, had not included the word “obey” in the marriage vows but they had included, “for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer and to love and cherish.”

Nancy Kissinger Once Worked for Nelson Rockefeller

Nancy was 39 years old while Henry was 50 when they exchanged their vows. According to The New York Times, Nancy works for Mr. Rockefeller at his Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, specializing in foreign‐policy matters, and her husband Kissinger was also a part-time consultant to Mr. Rockefeller before joining the Nixon Administration in 1969.

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She testified at a Trial Involving Her Friend

Nancy Kissinger testified at a trial involving her late friend Brooke Astor. Per New York Observer, prosecutors accused the late socialite’s son, Anthony Marshall of conspiracy and grand larceny in an alleged plot to take advantage of his mother’s confused condition and loot her vast fortune.

In her testimony, Nancy Kissinger described the couple’s friendship with Brooke Astor. In 2002, Henry Kissinger’s wife attended Brooke Astor’s 100th birthday party but told the court that she didn’t think the late socialite recognized her. “I don’t believe she recognized me,” Ms. Kissinger said.

Nancy Kissinger Acquitted of Assault

The Brooke Astor case is not the only time Nancy made the news. Nancy Kissinger once again made headlines when she was accused and then acquitted of assault charges in ‘Throttling’ of a Woman at the Airport. She even earned the nickname “Bruiser” Nancy, according to The Washington Post.

Nancy was accused of allegedly throttling a woman who had insulted her husband Henry in Newark airport. Ellen Kaplan, a member of the Fusion Energy Foundation testified, according to the Washington Post, that Nancy “grabbed me, had me by the throat, put her face close to mine, sneered, bared her teeth–she was wearing braces, and I kept thinking she’s gonna bite me–and said, ‘Do you want to get slugged?’”

On the stand, Henry Kissinger’s wife, Nancy Kissinger did not deny that she had made the offer, the Outlet reported. But, she testified that she had been escorting her husband to Boston for a triple bypass heart operation and that he was under doctor’s orders to avoid “upset of any kind.” She said she had been merely trying to encourage Kaplan to clear out.

“I’m so glad it’s over. Anything I say is going to sound idiotic. I’m just so grateful it’s finished,” Nancy said after she was acquitted of the assault. Kaplan on the other hand said that an “injustice” had been done and went on to express the opinion that the Kissingers were treated like “the British royal family” in this country, The Washington Post reported.

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