John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever

Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever, DL (20 May 1886 – 19 July 1971) was an American-born English newspaper proprietor, politician, sportsman, military officer, and a member of the Astor family.[1]


The Lord Astor of Hever

John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
21 March 1956  19 July 1971
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byPeerage created
Succeeded byThe 2nd Lord Astor of Hever
Member of Parliament
for Dover
In office
15 November 1922  5 July 1945
Preceded bySir Thomas Polson
Succeeded byJohn Thomas
Personal details
Born(1886-05-20)20 May 1886
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died19 July 1971(1971-07-19) (aged 85)
Cannes, France
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
(m. 1916; died 1965)
Children
ParentsWilliam Waldorf Astor
Mary Dahlgren Paul
RelativesSee Astor family
Alma materEton College
New College, Oxford