Dimitri Aleksandrovich Djordjadze (1898 - 1985) MP

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Nicknames: "Дмитрий Александрович Джорджадзе"
Birthplace: Сигнахи, Сигнахский уезд, Тифлисская губерния, Российская Империя
Death: Died in Nice, Département des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Occupation: Hotel executive and race car driver
Managed by: Liz B.
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About Dimitri Aleksandrovich Djordjadze

Prince Dimitri Djordjadze was a Georgian nobleman, Ambassador Hotel executive and race car driver. He was a member of the nobility of the province of Tiflis, who became exiled after the overthrow of Tsarist Russia and the subsequent Bolshevik takeover.

The 6'3" Prince was probably best-known in racing circles. In early July 1931, he won the Touring Car Grand Prix, 24 Hours Spa Race, in Belgium. He covered the greatest distance, 1,580.7 miles at a speed of 65.8 miles per hour, in a Mercedes-Benz SSK with Goffredo Zehender.

He was married twice. His first wife was Audrey Emery, the American-born former wife of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia; he married her in March 1937 in Maidstone, England). The marriage ended in divorce. He married, secondly, in 1954, to Sylvia Ashley, a onetime English showgirl who was the former wife of Major Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Clark Gable, and the widow of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

In June 1940, he bought the historic South Carolina plantation known as Boone Hall, eight miles from Charleston, from Thomas A. Stone of Canada. Boone Hall is one of the handsomest and most historic plantations in the South.

He raced Thoroughbreds under the nom de course, Boone Hall stable. Most notable of his horses was Princequillo, who in 1943 was the fastest distance runner in the United States and who became a two-time Leading sire in North America and a seven-time Leading broodmare sire in North America.

Djordjadze was associated with Prince Serge Obolensky in the hotel business in New York City.

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Prince Dimitri Djordjadze (October 26, 1898 – October 1985) was a Georgian nobleman, Ambassador Hotel executive and race car driver. He was a member of the nobility of the province of Tiflis, who became exiled after the overthrow of Tsarist Russia and the subsequent Bolshevik takeover.

The 6'3" Prince was probably best-known in racing circles. In early July 1931, he won the Touring Car Grand Prix, 24 Hours Spa Race, in Belgium. He covered the greatest distance, 1,580.7 miles at a speed of 65.8 miles per hour, in a Mercedes-Benz SSK with Goffredo Zehender.

He was married twice. His first wife was Audrey Emery, the American-born former wife of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia; he married her in March 1937 in Maidstone, England). The marriage ended in divorce. He married, secondly, in 1954, to Sylvia Ashley, a onetime English showgirl who was the former wife of Major Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Clark Gable, and the widow of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

In June 1940, he bought the historic South Carolina plantation known as Boone Hall, eight miles from Charleston, from Thomas A. Stone of Canada. Boone Hall is one of the handsomest and most historic plantations in the South.

He raced Thoroughbreds under the nom de course, Boone Hall stable. Most notable of his horses was Princequillo, who in 1943 was the fastest distance runner in the United States and who became a two-time Leading sire in North America and a seven-time Leading broodmare sire in North America. Djordjadze was associated with Prince Serge Obolensky in the hotel business in New York City.

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Dimitri Djordjadze, "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956"

  • Name: Dimitri Djordjadze
  • Arrival Date: 12 Jul 1946
  • Arrival Port: Niagara Falls, New York,
  • Birthplace: , Sighmak Ussr
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Russian
  • Departure Contact Name: Uncle Basil Djordjadze
  • Arrival Contact Name: Wife Audrey Djordjadze
  • Photograph Included: N
  • Affiliate Publication Title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
  • Affiliate Publication Number: M1480
  • Affiliate Film Number: 31

"United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XGVT-BNR : accessed 28 May 2014), Dimitri Djordjadze, 12 Jul 1946; citing "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York, , line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 31, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

(Ben M. Angel notes: Based on the self-reported answer in this arrival manifest for a ship reaching Niagara Falls, New York, the most likely candidate for birthplace is the town of Signakhi/Sighnaghi in the far eastern part of Kakheti, formerly the Tiflis Governate. In an Oct. 12, 1939, manifest for the arrival of the SS Conte de Savoian sailing from Genoa to the US, Dimitri self-answers the birth town location as Sighnack, Georgia.)

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Prince Dimitri Jorjadze's Timeline

1898
October 26, 1898
Сигнахи, Сигнахский уезд, Тифлисская губерния, Российская Империя
1939
March 1939
Age 40
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1954
1954
Age 55
1958
1958
Age 59
1985
October 1985
Age 86
Nice, Département des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Menton, Département des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France