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John Jacob Astor III


Centurion, 1856–1879

Born 10 June 1822 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 22 February 1890 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by Edward Bell

Elected 6 December 1856 at age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: Father of William Waldorf Astor; cousin of Charles Astor Bristed; brother-in-law of John Carey Jr. and Franklin H. Delano