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 John Jacob Astor, V

John Jacob Astor, V

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 19 Jul 1971 (aged 85)
Hever, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England
Burial Hever, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 12260 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 4 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jacob Astor, V (20 May 1886–19 Jul 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12260, citing Hever Castle Grounds, Hever, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .