Sir John Jacob "Jakie" Astor MBE (29 August 1919 – 10 September 2000) was a British politician and sportsman and a member of the prominent Astor family. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person The Astor family is a significant Anglo - American family of German descent notable for their prominence in Business, society, and
Sir Jakie was the youngest child of the 2nd Viscount Astor and his wife, Lady Astor. Waldorf Astor 2nd Viscount Astor ( 19 May 1879 &ndash 30 September 1952) was a businessman and politician and a member of the prominent Nancy Witcher Astor Viscountess Astor, CH, ( May 19, 1879 &ndash May 2, 1964) was the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament He was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford and served in the British military during World War II. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, The Armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He was named after his relative John Jacob Astor IV, who perished on the Titanic in 1912. John Jacob Astor IV ( July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American millionaire businessman real estate builder inventor writer Construction The Titanic was a White Star Line ocean liner built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland
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 his mother. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Plymouth Sutton is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords Unsuccessful at first, he won the seat in 1951 as a member of the Conservative Party. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom.
Sir Jakie was a thoroughbred horse racing enthusiast who won a number of prestigious races including the St. Leger Stakes. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed This article is about the sport For other uses see Horserace (drinking game or Horse race (politics. The St Leger Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom open to three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and
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