Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever DL (May 20, 1886–July 19, 1971), was a military officer, statesman, a newspaper proprietor, and a member of the prominent Astor family. Lieutenant Colonel ( Lieutenant-Colonel in English from the French grade 's spelling is a rank of Commissioned officer in the armies In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is one of several deputies to the Lord-Lieutenant of an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Astor family is a significant Anglo - American family of German descent notable for their prominence in Business, society, and Note: Standard genealogies of the Astor family consider this man to also be known as John Jacob Astor V.
Lord Astor of Hever was born in New York City in 1886, the fourth child of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919) and Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894). The City of New York Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common William Waldorf Astor 1st Viscount Astor ( March 31, 1848 &ndash October 18, 1919) was a Financier and Statesman He was a boy of five when his family left New York to live in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He was raised on an estate purchased by his father at Cliveden-on-Thames in Buckinghamshire and was educated at Eton College and at New College, Oxford. Location Cliveden (pronounced CLIV-d'n is a Mansion in Buckinghamshire, England overlooking the River Thames owned by the Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
He served in the Life Guards and was Aide-de-Camp to Baron Hardinge, Viceroy of India between 1911 and 1914. Charles Hardinge 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst KG GCB GCSI GCMG GCIE GCVO ISO PC ( 20 June The Governor-General of India (or from 1858 to 1947 the Viceroy and Governor-General of India) was the head of the British administration in India, and Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year He served in the British army during World War I, rising to the rank of Lt. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Colonel and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur as a Chevalier. He held the office of Lieutenant of the City of London in 1926. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically He was Honorary Colonel of the Kent and Sussex Royal Guard Artillery, between 1927 and 1946 and Honorary Colonel of the 23rd London Regiment, between 1928 and 1949. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Kent from 1936 to 1962 and was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 5th Battalion, City of London (Home Guard) between 1940 and 1944.
On August 28, 1916 married Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, (May 28, 1889-January 3, 1965), the daughter of the 4th Earl of Minto. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Violet Astor Lady Astor of Hever (née Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound DStJ ( 28 May 1889 &ndash 3 January 1965) was the daughter of Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound 4th Earl of Minto, KG, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC ( London July 9, 1845 They had three children:
He was a director of the Great Western Railway between 1929 and 1946. Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) John Astor ( September 26 1923 &ndash 27 December 1987) was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Newbury Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Newbury is a United Kingdom House of Commons constituency consisting of Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and a large Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The Great Western Railway ( GWR) was a British railway company and a notable example of Civil engineering, linking London with the West He held the office of Justice of the Peace for Kent between 1929 and 1962. A Justice of the Peace ( JP) is a Puisne Judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace He was a director of Hambros Bank between 1934 and 1960. Hambros Bank was a British Bank based in London. It was established there in 1839 by the Danish merchant and banker Carl Joachim Hambro He was Vice-Chairman of Phoenix Insurance between 1941 and 1952 and Chairman of between 1952 and 1958. He was a director of Barclays Bank between 1942 and 1952. Barclays PLC is a major global financial services provider operating in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia
On his father's death in 1919, John Astor inherited Hever Castle near Edenbridge, Kent where he lived the life of an English country gentleman. Hever Castle, in Kent, England (in the village of Hever) was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen' family Edenbridge is a Town and Civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, England. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format In 1922, he purchased The Times newspaper following the death of its owner, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. Alfred Charles William Harmsworth 1st Viscount Northcliffe ( 15 July[[ 865]] - 14 August[[ 922]] rose from childhood poverty to become a powerful British newspaper During his tenure as head of The Times, John Astor had the newspaper sponsor Edmund Hillary's expedition that made the first successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 &ndash 11 January 2008 was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Mount Everest, also called Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा meaning Head of the Sky) or Chomolungma, Qomolangma or Zhumulangma (in Astor remained chairman of the paper until 1959 when his son Gavin took over. In 1966, The Times was sold to Canadian newspaper tycoon, Roy Thomson. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Sir Roy Herbert Thomson 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet GBE, DLitt, D
In addition to his newspaper business, John Astor served in politics, as Alderman of the London County Council between 1922 and 1925, and in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for 23 years as Unionist Member of Parliament for Dover from 1922 to 1945. An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions London County Council (LCC was the principal local government body for the County of London, throughout its 1889-1965 existence and the first London-wide general municipal Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Dover is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. On January 21, 1956, he was created Baron Astor of Hever, of Hever Castle, co. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Baron Astor of Hever, of Hever Castle in the County of Kent is a Title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Kent.
On his death in 1971 (in Cannes, France), selected artworks from the family's vast collection were bequeathed to the National Gallery including the prized "Thames below Westminster" by Claude Monet. Cannes (kan in Occitan Canas) is a city in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Claude Monet ( French klod mɔnɛ also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (14 November 1840 &ndash 5 December 1926 was a founder
John and Violet Astor are buried together on the grounds of Hever Castle, which, since 1983, has been owned by Broadland Properties Limited and is a major tourist attraction.
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