m. 19 Apr 1906
Facts and Events
Astor was the youngest child of Viscount Waldorf Astor and Viscountess Nancy 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.
He was married three times:
In 1945, he tried to win 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. He was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely.