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|Sir John Jacob Astor VII|
29 August 1918|
|Died||10 September 2000(aged 82)|
|Spouse(s)||Ana Inez Carcano
Marcia de Savary
|Children||Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor
John William Astor
|Parent(s)||Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
Astor was the youngest child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor. He was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford and served in the Special Air Service and the Life Guards during World War II. He was named after his relative John Jacob Astor IV, who perished on the Titanic in 1912.
In 1945, Astor contested the Plymouth Sutton seat in the British House of Commons that had been held by both his parents. Unsuccessful at first, he won the seat in 1951 as a member of the Conservative Party.
- Michael Ramon Langhorne Astor (born 29 September 1946)
- Stella Inez Astor (born 18 May 1949)
- John William Astor (born 29 November 1962, died 9 March 1963)
They were divorced in 1972 and in 1976 Astor married Susan Eveleigh. That marriage too ended in divorce in 1985 and in 1988 Astor married Marcia de Savary to whom he remained married until his death in 2000. There were no children from the second or third marriages.
Honours and awards
- Knight Bachelor 3 June 1978
- Member of the Order of the British Empire 1 February 1945
- Emergency Reserve Decoration 30 May 1989
- Légion d'Honneur (France)
- Croix de Guerre (France)
- The London Gazette: . 28 March 1967. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- Obituaries - Ana I. Astor, 73, Dies; Worked as a Designer, 9 January 1992, New York Times
- The Peerage, entry for Sir John Jacob Astor
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Jakie Astor
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton
|High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely