Michael Astor

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The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor (10 April 1916 — 28 February 1980) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Michael Astor was born on 10 April 1916.[citation needed] He was the fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, both Members of Parliament.

He was educated at Eton College.[citation needed] He gained the rank of Captain, serving in the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

He was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Surrey East in the 1945 General Election.[citation needed] He kept his seat in the 1950 election but did not stand in 1951.[citation needed]

He wrote Tribal Feeling, his memoirs, published in 1963, and Brand, a novel, published in 1968.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He married three times:

He was a friend of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond series, and dined with him shortly before his death on 12 August 1964.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

He died on 28 February 1980, aged 63.[citation needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Campbell Emmott
Member of Parliament for East Surrey
19451951
Succeeded by
Charles Doughty