Portrait of William Waldorf Astor
WILLIAM WALDORF ASTOR

Great Grandson to the first John Jacob Astor and Father-in-Law to Nancy Astor, William emigrated to England around 1891 where he was active in politics and eventually was made a Baron. He built the Waldorf (later Waldorf-Astoria) Hotel and funded William Muschenheim's plans for the Hotel Astor. William Waldorf's cousin, John Jacob, died in the Titanic.