Papers of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor 1893-1952
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Waldorf Astor was born in New York on May 19 1879. His father settled in England in 1889 and was created Viscount Astor in 1917. Waldorf Astor was educated at Eton and Oxford. In 1906 he married Mrs Nancy Witcher Shaw and received the house called Cliveden, near Taplow, Bucks., as a wedding present from his father In 1910 Waldorf Astor became Conservative MP for Plymouth. He was also involved in public affairs through The Observer (owned by his father), and through membe...
Waldorf Astor, second Viscount Astor, was born in New York City on May 19, 1879, the elder son of William Waldorf Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul. He was educated at Eton College and at New College, Oxford. In 1906 he married the American divorcee, Mrs. Nancy Langhorne Shaw. Pursuing a career in politics, he won a seat in Parliament as a Unionist member for Plymouth, Devon, in 1911. Upon the death of his father in 1919 he was forced to accept the title of viscount and resign from the House of Commo...