astor astor  /ˈæ stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
  2. (n) United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)

News

  1. Astor's son, 89, going to New York jail after losing mercy plea

    By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 89-year-old son of late New York socialite Brooke Astor on Monday lost a final plea that because of old age and illness he should avoid prison time for his conviction on charges he cheated his ailing mother before her death. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kirke Bartley declined the defense request to throw out Anthony Marshall's 1- to 3-year ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. NY judge to decide fate of Astor's son on Thursday

    FILE - Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son, center, exits Manhattan State Supreme Court with wife Charlene, right, in this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 file photo taken in New York. Marshall, the 89-year-old heir to the famous Astor fortune is hoping to stay out of a New York prison.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Greene County Messenger

  3. Court date as Astor's son seeks to avoid prison

    Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son, center, exits Manhattan State Supreme Court with wife Charlene, right, in this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 file photo taken in New York. Marshall, the 89-year-old heir to the famous Astor fortune is hoping to stay out of a New York prison.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  • "This is a mini-Astor case," Morgenthau said, referring to charges pending against Anthony Marshall, who is accused of massive thefts from his mother, society grande dame and philanthropist Brooke Astor.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Robert Morgenthau Source: Forbes

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