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 Astor House
Lord Astor of Hever was the fourth child of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919) and Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894).
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (May 19, 1879–September 30, 1952) was a businessman and politician and a member of the prominent Astor family.
Waldorf Astor was a friend and supporter of Prime Minister David Lloyd George and during World War I he served as the prime minister's parliamentary secretary.
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 Papers of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Waldorf Astor was born in New York on May 19 1879.
Waldorf Astor was educated at Eton and Oxford.
The Astors hosted frequent gatherings of politicians, journalists and academics, and in the later thirties the "Cliveden set" were known mainly for their advocacy of a policy of appeasement towards Hitler's Germany.
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 William Waldorf Astor Astor - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His SOH, William Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, born in New York May 19 1879, was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford.
His wife, Nancy Witcher Astor, born in Virginia May 19 1879, was the daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, of an old Virginian family.
When her husband succeeded to the viscountcy, Lady Astor, who had taken much interest in the local affairs of her husband's former constituency in Plymouth, was adopted there as Coalition Unionist candidate for the vacant seat in Parliament.
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 Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the death of his father, Waldorf Astor inherited a fortune that included the influential newspaper The Observer.
Further Lord Astor's Anti-Semitism was non-violent and he protested to Hitler about his treatment of the Jews.
Viscounts in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
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 Plymouth, Lord Waldorf Astor
In 1910 Waldorf Astor was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, in which capacity he served until he succeeded to the title upon the death of his father in 1919.
As the 2nd Viscount Astor, he was a founder member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and a great supporter of the League of Nations.
Viscount Astor was granted the Freedom of the City of Plymouth on July 2nd 1936.
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 Astor - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Astor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His great-grandson Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879–1952), was a British politician, and served as Conservative member of Parliament for Plymouth from 1910 to 1919, when he succeeded to the peerage.
His US-born wife Nancy Witcher Langhorne, Lady Astor (1879–1964), was the first woman member of Parliament to take a seat in the House of Commons, when she succeeded her husband in the constituency of Plymouth in November 1919.
William Backhouse Astor (1792–1875) was known as the ‘landlord of New York’.
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 pokinroundcliveden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Astor had purchased the Borghese Ballustrade around 1892 and through some nifty footwork (and one suspects a bit of loose Lira) managed to persuade the Italian government that the nearly 300 year-old masterpiece was neither a Work of Art nor an Antiquity.
Waldorf Astor died in 1952 and his son William Waldorf became the 3rd Viscount.
Nancy Astor died in 1964 at her daughter's (also Nancy) house at Grimsthorpe in Lincolnshire although the Astor family continued to live at Cliveden until 1966 when the 3rd Viscount died.
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In 1893 it became the home of the Astor family; from 1919 it was the home of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and his wife Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, the first woman Member of Parliament to take her seat.
Viscount Astor died in 1952; his wife Nancy Astor died in 1964 at her daughter's home at Grimsthorpe in Lincolnshire.
In 1942 Waldorf Astor gave the property to The National Trust, with the proviso that the family continue to live there, should this ever prove to not be the case, he expressed the wish that the house be used:
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 William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1905 he gave his son William Waldorf Astor II and his new daughter-in-law, the former Nancy Langhorne, the Cliveden estate as a wedding present.
As a citizen in England, William Waldorf Astor used his great wealth for numerous public causes, especially during World War I for which King George V rewarded him with a barony, as Baron Astor in 1916 and a year later was raised to a viscountcy.
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952) married Nancy Langhorne (1879-1964)
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 thePeerage.com - Edward Croft-Murray and others
She is the daughter of William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount Astor and Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones.
     Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor was born on 19 May 1879 in New York, U.S.A. He was the son of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul.
She married, secondly, Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, son of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul, on 3 May 1906.
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 Antiques Roadshow UK: Highlights: Cliveden
Ironically, another century on, Lord Astor, who was by then the owner of Cliveden, bought the tapestries at an auction in Paris without realizing he was about to bring them back to their original home.
Cliveden was purchased in 1893 by William Waldorf Astor, scion of the prominent American family of financiers who had made their money in fur trading.
When William died in 1919, his son Waldorf, who was then serving as a member of parliament (MP) for Plymouth, succeeded him as the 2nd Viscount Astor, thus leaving the House of Commons to join the House of Lords.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/David Astor
Francis David Langhorne Astor CH (March 5, 1912, London – December 7, 2001, London) was a newspaper publisher and member of the prominent Astor family.
He was the third child of American-born parents, Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952) and Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964).
Astor is buried in All Saints' Churchyard, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, in the grave next to his friend George Orwell.
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 Sotheby's - Services & Information - Investor Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Astors association with Cliveden - one of the greatest country houses in England, began in the late 19th century when the American William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919) purchased the house, having moved to Britain from Rome, where he had been the U.S. Ambassador.
Astor immediately began designing the interiors of the house using the services of renowned architect John Loughborough Pearson (1817-1897) and the help of his son Frank.
Following Waldorf Astor's election to parliament for Plymouth in 1910, the house became a political and literary hubbub, with guests including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Curzon, Balfour and Sir Winston Churchill.
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 Astor family - Gurupedia
The Astor family, founded by the German immigrant, John Jacob Astor and his wife Sarah Todd, became the wealthiest family in the United States during the 19th century.
There is an Astor Park in Florida and an Astor Court and Astor Place in New York City and a large number of town and city thoroughfares bearing the family name.
A number of Astor family members are buried in Trinity Church Cemetery in Manhattan, New York.
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 Nancy Astor papers
When her husband succeeded his father as Viscount Astor in 1919 Nancy took his place as the Conservative MP for Plymouth (Sutton Division), becoming the first woman to sit in the House of Commons.
The main collection of Nancy Astor's papers was presented to the Library of the University of Reading on 10 January 1973 by the Astor Trustees.
The papers of Waldorf, Viscount Astor are also held in the University of Reading Library Archives and Manuscripts Department (MS Copies of letters from Irene Dana Gibson, Nancy Astor and others, to their sister Phyllis (Mrs R W Brand), and other family letters for the period 1897-1935 are also held (MS 2422).
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 Plymouth, Lady Nancy Astor
In 1906 she married another wealthy American, Waldorf Astor, who was Conservative Member of Parliament for the Sutton Division of Plymouth.
When Waldorf succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Astor following the death of his Father in 1919, the seat became vacant and his wife was forward as a candidate.
The Astor Institute at Mount Gould and the Virginia House Settlement on the Barbican were both instigated by Lady Astor.
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 Melbourne William Lamb 2nd Viscount - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melbourne, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount (1779-1848), British statesman, prime minister of Great Britain and Ireland (1834; 1835-1841).
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Suppression by means of treaty and naval blockade promised to be a long-drawn-out process, which encouraged Buxton and the supporters of the old...
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 Hotel Astor Athens
Astor, John Jacob Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, John Jacob Astor, 3rd Baron
William Waldorf Astor married three times: # 1945: Sarah Kathleen Elinor Norton - divorced 1953.
They had two children, Janet Elizabeth Astor (born 1961) and Pauline Marian Astor (born 1964) Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount
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 Illuminati History thru 1900. illuminati,satanic bloodlines,freemasons,jesuits,secret societies,enochian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When employees of John Jacob Astor would trap for or trade furs with the Astor fur houses, they were paid with letters of credit.
Waldorf Astor owned the Observer a Sunday paper in England, was owned by his father.
The Astor's were also involved in the temperance movement against alcoholic drink which was begun by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
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 Uktravel.com - Castle Guide
William Waldorf Astor, Johann Jakob Astor's great-grandson, inherited the family fortune and became American Ambassador to Italy between 1882 and 1885.
William Waldorf's youngest son, John Jacob V, inherited Hever Castle in 1918 and became 1st Baron Astor of Hever in 1956.
He was succeeded by his eldest son Gavin, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever in 1962.
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 Informat.io on William Waldorf Astor 3rd Viscount Astor
Informat.io on William Waldorf Astor 3rd Viscount Astor
ODP's article on william waldorf astor 3rd viscount astor
They had one son, William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount Astor (born 1951)
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 New England Historic Genealogical Society
The British Astors are descended from John Jacob III, son of Margaret Rebecca Armstrong and father of William Waldorf Astor, 1
Viscount Astor, British M.P., and owner of The Observer, married the well-known Nancy Witcher (Langhorne) Shaw, known as Lady Nancy Astor, the first female British M.P. Of the 2nd Viscount’s sons, the 3rd Viscount, Michael, and John Jacob VII were also M.P.s.
Vanderbilt to the post-Civil War “tycoon” culture, and continued to figure prominently in the governance of New York and the evolution of its “Society.” Modern figures of Livingston descent include actors, a rock singer, and the wives of an art historian, a novelist, an architect, a composer, and a dancer.
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Viscount Astor died in 1952; his wife died at Cliveden in 1964.
In the mid 1930s the Cliveden Set were one of the most prominent groups to call for the appeasement of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
In 1942 Waldorf Astor had given the property to The National Trust, with the proviso that the family continue to live there, should this ever prove to not be the case, he expressed the wish that the house be used:-
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 Ask Us A Question - Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, (May 19, 1879 – May 2, 1964), was the wife of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ask Us A Question - Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, (May 19, 1879 – May 2, 1964), was the wife of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, and was the first woman to serve as a member of the British House of Commons
That honour belongs to Constance Markievicz, who was elected Member for St Patricks (Ireland) on 14 December 1918 (the first year women had been allowed to vote in Britain).
On a not so briefly lighter note it is generally believed that it was Nancy Astor who, during a World War II speech, first referred to the men of the 8th Army fighting the Italian campaign as the D-Day Dodgers.
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