TENAC's Angie Nanni at 100, NLAPW at 121: TWO DC TREASURES


Angie Nanni, 100, returns to Arlington Hall, the Army's once top secret headquarters, where she worked breaking Soviet codes during World War II & the Cold War  (Photo from September 2018 Smithsonian Magazine, see link below for article)

TENAC is celebrating the birthday of our oldest member, Angeline Nanni, who turned 100 on August 2, 2018. Along with many relatives and friends we honor a woman whose life epitomized great milestones and achievements.  That event takes place on September 1, 2018 at the National League of American Pen Women (NAPLW). TENAC is also celebrating other women on that occasion, "National Pen Women," acclaimed female writers under the roof of a magnificent mansion-class "Pen Women" headquarters. Here two legends come together at the same time.

Pen Arts Building, historic home, near 17th and  N Streets, NW in Full Springtime Bloom

    "Angie" Nanni has had a wonderful life and a wonderful career in Washington.  She is an inspiration to any woman in public or private life.  For many years she served as an officer of the Bay State Tenants' Association (BSTA), and as a staunch supporter of affordable housing, tenant rights, fighting evictions, and helping the homeless in the District.       Earlier in her life, she came to Washington from rural Pennsylvania to work in one of World War II highest-security war-time operations, the code-breaking operations responsible for the successful penetration of the Soviet/KGB espionage network against the U.S. during the Cold War.  Her high profile international security background has been highlighted in a piece in the current (September) issue of Smithsonian Magazine. You can click and read it in the September 2018 Smithsonian Magazine at:

" Code Girls" by Liz Mundy, tells the story of Angie Nanni among other codebreakers     For all of these reasons, TENAC believes Angeline Nanni is one of the worthiest and accomplished women in Washington.  Her kindness and leadership are legendary and richly deserve the high honor bestowed upon her.       Concurrently, we honor the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), once the home of Robert Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's oldest son. This architectural treasure and literary mecca for women, has fallen on stressed financial circumstances. We ask for your support to help preserve their historic headquarters and literary heritage. To contribute, click:  To see TENAC's appeal flyer click, TENAC Urges Aid to NLAPW LONG LIVE ANGIE NANNI! LONG LIVE NLAPW! -Jim McGrath, Chairman Emeritus

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