Astor, Francis David Langhorne
Born: Mar 05, 1912 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 89 years of age.
1912 - Born on March 5th in London. British newspaper editor, as editor of The Observer, was largely responsible for turning the paper's viewpoint from a conservative, establishment-supporting one to espousal of a number of liberal causes, including anti-colonialism, human rights, and prison reform.
1944 - He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre.
1945 - Married to Melanie Mathilda Elena Hauser, daughter of Philip Hauser, on August 1st.
- He was a foreign correspondent for The Observer.
1947 - He was the proprietor/editor of The Observer.
1952 - Married to Bridget Aphra Wreford, daughter of Major Cyril Wreford, on February 28th.
1994 - He was invested as a Companion of Honour (C.H.).
2001 - Died on December 7th in London.
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