After Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight from New York to Paris, he was one of the most famous celebrities in the world. Lindbergh received as many as 100,000 telegrams and cables of congratulations. Among these telegrams were many statements of marriage. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh had never thought of marriage seriously.
In December of 1927, Charles Lindbergh decided to go visit Latin America. Lindbergh got an invitation from Dwight Morrow, the American ambassador of Mexico. He flew to Mexico in over 2,100 miles of bad weather. Over 150,000 people greeted him when he arrived in Mexico City.
Anne Spencer Morrow was born on 1906. Anne Morrow, daughter of the ambassador, nearly lost within the crowd in Mexico City, was the first person who caught Lindbergh's eye. Charles had feelings for Anne Morrow and was in love. As their relationship continued, Lindbergh taught Anne how to fly. They were married in a short period of time with a simple ceremony at the Morrow's estate in Englewood, New Jersey, on May 27, 1929. Anne was only 23 years old. About one year later, Anne Morrow Lindbergh gave birth to her first child. He was named Charles A. Lindbergh III. She would soon give birth to five more children. The 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh III would change the life of the Lindberghs forever.
Much of the time during the early years of their marriage between Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh was spent flying. Anne became Charles's trusted co-pilot on history-making flights that took them all over the world. In 1931, their single-engine plane journeyed over Canada, Alaska, Japan, and China. Anne Morrow then wrote a book called, "North to the Orient", because she was inspired by the flight. She wrote dozens of books after that. Her best published book was Anne's 1940 book "The Wave of the Future". In that book, she shared her husband's thoughts about the Nazis. During a 1973 TV interview, she admitted, "It was a mistake... It didn't help anybody... I didn't have the right to write it. I didn't know enough."
Anne's interest in flying planes was not a passing fancy. The National Geographic Society awarded her its Hubbard Gold Medal for Anne's accomplishments of over 40,000 miles of exploratory flying over five continents with Charles Lindbergh. This award was given in 1934.
Anne Morrow is now in the Women's Hall of fame for her books and being Charles' co-pilot through the years.