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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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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.
7, and will be at Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Ave., in Hanover Park, while supplies last.
Astor, an Old Money heiress of the first order, became convinced that she was uniquely qualified to uphold the manners and mores of Gilded Age America.
Astor. Regarded as the grand dame of New York high society in the late 19th century, Mrs.
Licences for hunting four Astor markhors, 14 blue sheep and 95 ibex were awarded.
During his visit, Lord Astor had meetings with a range of senior government and business officials.
Born Bronwen Pugh, she was considered one of the world's great beauties in the 50s and wed Bill Astor - William Waldorf, 3rd Viscount Astor - in 1960.
Also under the partnership, JMP's asset management subsidiary, Harvest Capital Strategies LLC, has made a minority investment in Astor Investment Management, which currently has over USD 2 billion of assets under management (as of 11/30/17).