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John Astor

Full name:John Jacob Astor
Born:20th May 1886, Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Died:19th July 1971, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Biography:Often identified as John Jacob Astor V, to differentiate him from similarly-named members of his family. MP for Dover 1922-45. Created Baron Astor of Hever 1956. Chairman, Times Publishing Co 1922-59, and Phoenix Assurance; Director, Great Western Railway and other companies. MCC president 1937-38.
Education:Eton College; New College, Oxford University
Other Sports:With VH Pennell won gold medal in men's rackets doubles in 1908 Olympic Games; also bronze medal in men's singles.
Teams:Buckinghamshire (Minor Counties Championship: 1904-1906); All teams
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