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John Jacob Astor, V
Birth: May 20, 1886
Death: Jul. 19, 1971

British Politician. He gave his second son John Astor (he dropped the Jacob to have his name sound more British) Hever Castle and thereby created the Hever branch of the English Astor family. Like his older brother educated at Eton and Oxford, John Astor lived the life of a typical English gentleman, distinguishing himself in World War I and being a member of Parliament for 23 years. Like his father, he acquired a newspaper, the London "Times", Great Britian's most prestigious paper. This made the Astors press lords, in the same league as the Beaverbrooks, or the Hearsts and Pulitzers in America. The "Times" stayed in the Astor family until 1966, when it was merged with the "Sunday Times" and majority was transferred to the Thomson Group. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Waldorf 1st Viscount Astor (1848 - 1919)
  Mary Paul Astor (1856 - 1894)
 
 Siblings:
  William Waldorf 2nd Viscount Astor (1879 - 1952)**
  John Rudolph Astor (1881 - 1881)*
  John Jacob Astor (1886 - 1971)
  Gwendolyn Astor (1892 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hever Castle Grounds
Hever
Sevenoaks District
Kent, England
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12260
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