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List of the members of the Astor family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Astor family, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Astor family, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Astor family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Astor family.

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William Vincent Astor was a businessman and philanthropist and a member of the prominent Astor family. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1891-1959)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, often dubbed "Jack Ass" in the press, was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. In April 1912, Astor earned a prominent place in history when he embarked on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank in the early hours of April 15. Astor was among the 1,514 people on board who did not survive. He was the richest passenger aboard the Titanic, and was thought to be among the richest people in the world at that time, with a net worth of $85,000,000 when he died. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 48 (1864-1912)

Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America

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Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH was an American-born English socialite who made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. Her first husband was an American, Robert Gould Shaw II, and they divorced. She served in Parliament as a representative of the Conservative Party for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1879-1964)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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William Astor "Willie" Chanler, Sr. was a soldier, explorer, and politician who served as U.S. Representative from New York. He was third son of John Winthrop Chanler of the Dudley–Winthrop family and Margaret Astor Ward of the Astor family. Through his father, he was a great-great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant and a great-great-great-great-grandson of Wait Winthrop and Joseph Dudley. Through his mother, he was a grandnephew of Julia Ward Howe, John Jacob Astor III, and William Backhouse Astor, Jr.. By the age of 27, he had already spent three years exploring East Africa, after which he embarked on a brief political career. Chanler regarded it as an American obligation to be on the side of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)

Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America

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