ⓘ Anna Chennault

Anna Chennault

ⓘ Anna Chennault

Anna Chennault, born Chen Xiangmei, also known as Anna Chan Chennault or Anna Chen Chennault, was an American war correspondent and known Republican member of the US China Lobby. She was married to U.S. WWII aviator Claire Lee Chennault. She was born in Peking, China.

In January 1981, Chennault visited Beijing to meet the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, as a private citizen, but in fact as an unofficial diplomat representing the incoming Republican president Ronald Reagan, who was due to be sworn in as president on 20 January 1981.

Chennault died in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2018 of complications from a stroke at the age of 94.


1. Other websites

  • Papers, 1939–2004 inclusive, 1955–1989 bulk. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
  • Anna Chennault interviewed by the American Veterans Center, published March 2017. 44 minutes