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Noun: Astor  a-stu(r)
  1. British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
    - Nancy Astor, Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor
  2. United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
    - John Jacob Astor

Type of: capitalist, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], viscountess

Encyclopedia: Astor, Tom