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Astor, Waldorf, second Viscount Astor (1879-1952), politician and newspaper proprietor

R. J. Q. Adams

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30490

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Astor, Waldorf, second Viscount Astor (1879-1952), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born in New York city on 19 May 1879, the elder son in the family of two sons and one daughter of William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919) and his wife, Mary (Mamie) Dahlgren Paul (d. 1894) of Philadelphia. John Jacob ...

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