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 (ăs′tər), John Jacob 1763-1848.
German-born American fur trader and capitalist who became the wealthiest man of his time in the United States.

Astor

(ˈæstə)
n
1. (Biography) John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
2. (Biography) Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons

As•tor

(ˈæs tər)

n.
1. John Jacob, 1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
2. Nancy (Langhorne), Viscountess, 1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.
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Noun1.Astor - British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)Astor - British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
2.Astor - United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)Astor - United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
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John Jacob Astor to establish an American emporium for the fur trade at the mouth of the Columbia, or Oregon River; of the failure of that enterprise through the capture of Astoria by the British, in 1814; and of the way in which the control of the trade of the Columbia and its dependencies fell into the hands of the Northwest Company.
Astor abandoned all thoughts of regaining Astoria, and made no further attempt to extend his enterprises beyond the Rocky Mountains; and the Northwest Company considered themselves the lords of the country.
Astor, the founder of the association, had retired from busy life, and the concerns of the company were ably managed by Mr.
John Jacob Astor, relative to that portion of our country, and to the adventurous traders to Santa Fe and the Columbia.
Astor in his comprehensive project, might throw light upon portions of our country quite out of the track of ordinary travel, and as yet but little known.
Thatt is their short road - down the river by Bunji and Astor.
So I did when Yankling Sahib twisted his foot beyond Astor.
I am surprised when the herald blows his summons before some Tremont or Astor or Middlesex House, to see come creeping out over the piazza for all inhabitants a ridiculous mouse, which soon again slinks into some hole in the pavement.
You tell me where your exclusive circles would be if the first Astor hadn't had the money to pay for his steerage passage over?
And to hear these creatures talk, why, you'd think they were Astors or Rothschilds.
There have been no Vanderbilts in it, no Astors, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Harrimans.
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