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Astor, Waldorf

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1952 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Politician

1879 – Born on May 19th in New York City. British-American businessman, politician, and newspaper publisher.

1889 – His father brought the family to England, where Waldorf was educated at Eton College and then Oxford University.

1906 – Married to Nancy Langhorne.

1910 – A member of the Conservative Party, Astor was elected to represented the Sutton division of Plymouth in the House of Commons.

1915 – Astor became involved in the media industry, working as the publisher of the London Observer.

1918 – Astor became parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Food.

1919 – Astor became a member of the House of Lords.

         – Astor became proprietor of The Observer.

         – Astor remained in the government and served as parliamentary secretary to the Local Government Board and parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Health.

1925 – Lord and Lady Astor founded and financed the Virginia House Settlement in Looe Street, Plymouth.

1935 – He was the Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

1936 – Viscount Astor was granted the Freedom of the City of Plymouth on July 2nd.

1939 – He was elected to the office of Lord Mayor of Plymouth, only the second non-councilor in the City’s history ever to be appointed to that office.

1952 – Died on September 30th in Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, England.