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Financier , naval officer.

William Vincent Astor, American financier, naval officer.

Background

Astor, William Vincent was born on November 15, 1891 in New York, United States. Son of John Jacob (died in sinking of Titanic) and Ava Willing A.

Education

Now head of Astor family in the United States, family interests primarily in real estate. Educated St. George’s school and Harvard, 1911-1912.

Career

; married 3d, Brooke Russell Marshall. Chairman board Weekly Publs., Inc. Director United States Lines Company Governor New York Hospital.

Trustee New York Public Library.

Membership

Served as ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade) and Lieutenant, United States Navy, World War I, active duty in European waters. Member War Society of Cruiser and Transport Force, Humane Society of New York (life), American Museum Natural History (life), Saint Nicholas Society (life). Member), Holland Lodge (life), United States Naval Reserve Officers Association, Dutchess County Society of City of New York (life), National Association Audubon Socs.

(life), Military Order World War (life). Clubs: City (life), Harvard (life), National Golf Links America, The Brook (life), The Links Golf, Racquet and Tennis (life), New York Yacht (life), Cedar Creek, Aero of America (life), India House.

Connections

Married Helen Dinsmore Huntington, April.; married second, Mary Benedict Cushing, September 27, 1940 (divorced 1953).

father:
John Jacob Astor

spouses:
Helen Dinsmore Huntington

Mary Benedict Cushing