Hon. John George Astor

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John George Astor

Birthdate: (64)
Death: December 27, 1987 (64)
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever and Violet Astor
Husband of Penelope, Marchioness of Lansdowne and Diana Kathleen de Vere Kathleen Astor
Father of Richard Astor; Private and George David Astor
Brother of Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever and Hon. Hugh Waldorf Astor
Half brother of Mary Margaret Elizabeth Myddelton and George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, DL

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About Hon. John George Astor


John Astor (26 September 1923 – 27 December 1987) was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Newbury and member of the prominent Astor family, being the son of John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever.

He was educated at Eton College and during World War II served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was a Berkshire County Councillor from 1953 and an alderman from 1960.

Astor was elected as the MP for Newbury in the 1964 general election and was re-elected twice, in 1966 and 1970 but stood down before the first Feb 1974 general election. In 1970 he was appointed to the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Overseas Development.

He was married twice, once to Kathleen Drummond, daughter of George Henry Drummond, in 1950, having three children with her, and then to Penelope Eve Bradford in 1982.

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Hon. John George Astor's Timeline

September 26, 1923
Age 29
December 27, 1987
Age 64