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  Cornelius Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanderbilt was the fourth of nine children born in Port Richmond on Staten Island in New York City to Cornelius Vanderbilt and Phebe Hand, a family of modest means.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was buried in the family vault in the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island.
Vanderbilt is the great-great-great grandfather of journalist Anderson Cooper.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt   (1411 words)

  
 George W. Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Washington Vanderbilt (1839-1864) was the youngest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and thus a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family.
He died in 1864 at the age of 25, two years after the birth of his well known nephew and namesake, George Washington Vanderbilt II.
Yet another namesake was his great-great-nephew, George Washington Vanderbilt III.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Washington_Vanderbilt   (122 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Brain Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
George, A L, Varkony, T A, Drabkin, H A, Han, J, Knops, J F, Finley, W H, Brown, G B, Ward, D C, Haas, M. Assignment of the human heart tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-gated Na+ channel alpha-subunit gene (SCN5A) to band 3p21..
George, A L, Sloan-Brown, K, Fenichel, G M, Mitchell, G A, Spiegel, R, Pascuzzi, R M. Nonsense and missense mutations of the muscle chloride channel gene in patients with myotonia congenita..
George, A L, Crackower, M A, Abdalla, J A, Hudson, A J, Ebers, G C. Molecular basis of Thomsen's disease (autosomal dominant myotonia congenita)..
medschool1.mc.vanderbilt.edu /brain_institute/php_files/faculty_desc.php?ID=771   (2498 words)

  
 The Antiques of the Biltmore Estate
When George Washington Vanderbilt III officially opened the doors to the Biltmore on Christmas Eve in 1895, it was after six years of a mammoth construction project.
While George Vanderbilt's father and grandfather amassed the great Vanderbilt fortunes in shipping and railroad, George preferred the life of a scholar and a traveler.
George Vanderbilt equipped it with the latest technological wonders-electricity, telephones, central heating, mechanical refrigeration, elevators, fire alarms and central plumbing.
www.go-star.com /antiquing/biltmore.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Untitled Document
George Washington Vanderbilt was born in 1862 to William Henry and Maria Louisa Vanderbilt.
George Washington Vanderbilt was the youngest of eight children in the Vanderbilt family when the mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1881.
George experienced the development of the famed Fifth Avenue mansion and was a natural when it came to overseeing and housing a collection of fine arts.
www.theblueridgehighlander.com /Biltmore_Estate/Vanderbilt_family_history.html   (1015 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University Register: Horse-chasing dog of good fortune named George was once BMOC
By the time George's house made it to blueprint, it had become a split-level structure (after all, this was the 1960s) containing wall-to-wall carpet and a central heating system.
But the opulence of George's house, coming at a time when students were beginning to notice such things as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, didn't sit well with the school newspaper.
George was buried in a small plot just north of Dudley Field, where he still lies.
www.vanderbilt.edu /News/register/Aug05_02/story14.html   (1002 words)

  
 Greater Asheville Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina
This dream was George Vanderbilt's more than 100 years ago, and it has survived to continue as a thriving community for visitors and locals alike.
The fourth and youngest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, George Washington Vanderbilt II was named after the youngest child of the family founders, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Sophia Johnson.
George Washington Vanderbilt died in 1864 at the age of 25, just two years after his namesake was born.
www.ashevillechamber.com /biltmore_estate_house   (687 words)

  
 Biltmore Estate Vanderbilt Family
In the late 1880s, George W. Vanderbilt, then a young man of 25, came upon the perfect spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for a 250-room French Renaissance chateau to be built by his friend, architect Richard Morris Hunt.
Vanderbilt, grandson of industrialist Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, was an intellectual, fluent in several languages, well traveled and knowledgeable about art, architecture, music, agriculture, horticulture and literature.
Vanderbilt also wanted his mountain home to provide family and friends with recreational pleasures: an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley and gymnasium are located downstairs.
www.romanticasheville.com /biltmorececil.htm   (1274 words)

  
 THE VANDERBILT LINEAGE
Her great grandfather was George Washington Vanderbilt (1862 - 1914) and her great grandmother was Edith Vanderbilt (1870 - 1958), after whom she was named.
George Washington Vanderbilt was the youngest child of his father, William Henry Vanderbilt.
Information on the Vanderbilt houses can be found at the New York Historical Society, as the Vanderbilts built so many houses on Fifth Avenue, gradually working their way uptown.
www.outofindia.net /abroad/EVC/vanderbilt_lineage.htm   (311 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Cup - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Vanderbilt prevailed and the inaugural race was run over a 30.24 mile course of winding dirt roads through Nassau County and area.
Vanderbilt formed a company to build the Long Island Motor Parkway, one of the country's first modern paved parkways that could not only be used for the race but would open up Long Island for easy access and economic development.
The Vanderbilt Cup was not held again until 1936 when William Kissam Vanderbilt II's nephew, George Washington Vanderbilt III picked up the cause and sponsored a 300-mile race at the new facilities at Roosevelt Raceway.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Vanderbilt_Cup   (800 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Department of Medicine
An important mission of the Vanderbilt University Internal Medicine Residency is to promote discovery of new biomedical knowledge and translation of this knowledge to patient care through the training and development of physician-scientists and clinical investigators.
The Tinsley Randolph Harrison Society is dedicated to the preservation of science in clinical medicine and to the scientific literacy of physicians who use this knowledge at the bedside.
Vanderbilt is a top NIH funded institution that enjoys an energetic and collaborative scientific atmosphere.
medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu /harrison/q4paharrison.cfm   (1054 words)

  
 Biography for: George Washington Vanderbilt
He was the youngest of eight children and the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt whose fortune was founded on the American railroad.
The portrait,Portrait of George W. Vanderbilt (YMSM 481), was begun in June.
Vanderbilt also commissioned portraits of his wife and child from JW (Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515) and Portrait of a Baby (YMSM 549)), and purchased Nocturne: Battersea (YMSM 120), Gold and Brown (YMSM 462) and The Little London Sparrow (YMSM 477).
www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk /biog/Vand_G.htm   (349 words)

  
 Chateau in the Carolinas: Visiting Biltmore Estate
The massive French chateau is the area's greatest tourist attraction, but far from the sights and sounds of the visitors, in the deep forests of hemlock reclaimed by George Vanderbilt nearly a century ago, trail riders are having the time of their lives.
In the late 1800s, when Vanderbilt was buying up stripped and overgrazed land, he probably did not envision a use for his house and land beyond the pleasure of his family and guests.
George Washington Vanderbilt, brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (father of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr.) had no interest in Thoroughbreds and did not share his father's passion for pacers.
equisearch.com /horses_riding_training/travel/eqbiltmore938   (1225 words)

  
 Under-Represented Minority Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is actively committed to attracting and maintaining a diversified body of graduate and professional students, residents, and faculty in an environment that is dedicated to excellence.
As one of the top medical schools in the country, and in the hospitable city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is the third fastest growing health sciences center in the country in research funding.
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
bret.mc.vanderbilt.edu /diversity/html/welcome.htm   (217 words)

  
 Brian Smith's Homepage
When George Vanderbilt enlisted the services of Hunt and Olmsted, his one goal was to have a home built “which honored the idea of the connoisseur-historian” (Howard 126).
George Vanderbilt “had intended building a small brown-shingled shooting box in the Blue Ridge Mountains; but Hunt was a spellbinder, with the result that George ended up with a French Renaissance chateau almost eight hundred feet in length” (Gil 134).
When George’s older brother Cornelius sought out Richard Morris Hunt to design his summer cottage in Newport, Rhode Island, his request was also a simple one; Cornelius wanted a home where “the most important attribute would be that it was as fireproof as possible” (Gil 134).
plaza.ufl.edu /bjsmith/hunt.html   (3535 words)

  
 Molecular clues to an inherited epilepsy
George and colleagues report June 13 in the journal Neuron how genetic mutations associated with an inherited form of epilepsy can perturb the electrical properties of brain cells.
In 1998, a collaboration between George and colleagues in Australia identified the first sodium channel gene mutation associated with inherited epilepsy.
George is excited about the possibility of using the cellular system as a drug screening tool.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-06/vumc-mct061002.php   (922 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / Chateau Builder to Fifth Avenue
George Vanderbilt’s house, if a massive limestone chateau can be called by such a homely name, was “Biltmore.” From its leaded-glass windows its young owner surveyed his princely domain of 130,000 acres of North Carolina woodlands.
When George Vanderbilt conceived his plan to live in a palace and devote his fortune to experimental forestry, it is not surprising that he should have chosen as his architect a man well known to the family.
When George Vanderbilt saw Hunt’s plans for the house he was so pleased that he had a spur of railroad built to the site from Asheville to expedite the construction, and he imported hundreds of artisans from France to lay the walls and apply the ornament.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1955/2/1955_2_20.shtml   (3909 words)

  
 Whistler and Vanderbilt: An Artist and His Patron.
Two of these, George Washington Vanderbilt and Gold and Brown: A Self-Portrait, are loaned from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. This exhibition marks the first time these portraits have been in the home in forty years.
Other exhibition highlights include a portrait of George Vanderbilt's wife, Edith, titled Ivory and Gold; Portrait of a Baby, presumed to be a painting of the couple's daughter, Cornelia; a Nocturne: Battersea; and The Little London Sparrow.
Vanderbilt's widow inherited the painting and her estate bequeathed it and Gold and Brown: A Self-Portrait to the National Gallery of Art in 1959.
www.tfaoi.com /newsm1/n1m190.htm   (770 words)

  
 Welcome to Biltmore Industires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the years after the Biltmore Estate opened in 1895, George and Edith Vanderbilt spent hours exploring the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, buying for their Northern friends homespun fabrics from the women who lived and worked in mountainside cabins.
Edith Vanderbilt took a keen interest not only in the fabrics she discovered, but in the people as well.
Only after assuring Edith Vanderbilt that he would "continue its educational features and develop the arts as it was commercial" did she consent to sell Biltmore Estate Industries to Fred Seely in April 1917.
www.biltmoreindustries.org   (991 words)

  
 Michael's Biltmore Page
Earlier in his life, George also inherited about $2 million from his grandfather, the “Commodore.” With his fortune of $12 million, George set upon living the life of leisure and needed a grand estate to entertain family and friends.
Hunt was the Vanderbilt family architect designing almost all of their homes ranging from building sites on the rocky cliffs of Newport, Rhode Island to “Vanderbilt’s Row” on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
A whole feudal system was essentially set up with George Vanderbilt being the “lord of the manor.” George Vanderbilt’s dream for Biltmore Estate was for it to become a self-sufficient farm, complete with fields of plantings and even a dairy farm.
filebox.vt.edu /users/mclary/biltmorepage2.html   (1179 words)

  
 The servant's mansion
From the walkway, Vanderbilt and his guests had access to balconies from which he could show off Biltmore House's dramatic rooflines and gargoyles, the copper roofing imprinted with gilded GV monograms, and the Blue Ridge vistas in the distance.
George Vanderbilt's siblings - also heirs to Commodore Vanderbilt's fortune - built mansions, including the Breakers and Marble House in Newport, R.I., and an estate in Hyde Park, in New York's Hudson Valley, elsewhere around the country.
The Biltmore Estate still is owned by the descendants of George Vanderbilt, who operate it as a combination historic home and destination resort.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/travel/articles/0814biltmore.html   (1223 words)

  
 Harless Homepage - Person Page 348
George Leslie Kirk died 19 January 1977 at Salina, Saline County, Kansas.
She was the daughter of Samuel Joshua Vanderbilt and Columbia C. Kirk.
     George Edward Vanderbilt was born on 23 April 1882 at Axtell, Marshall County, Kansas.
www.genealogy-quest.com /Harless-Homepage/tree/p348.htm   (1337 words)

  
 John Singer Sargent's George Washington Vanderbilt
In many ways George Vanderbilt defined his generation of what Mark Twain would call the Gilded Age.
His name was George Washington Vanderbilt III -- the youngest of eight kids and he lived 1861-1914.
The painting was orriginally thought to have been done at the time of the other two commissions -- Hunt and Olmsted (1895) but Ormond and Kilmurray publish in their book "Portraits of the 1890's" that a faint date of 1890 can be found and that it was probably painted in New York.
www.jssgallery.org /Paintings/George_Washington_Vanderbilt.html   (215 words)

  
 asheville.com news: George Vanderbilt Hotel.
The former George Vanderbilt Hotel, located in downtown Asheville, NC, is beginning to show some of its former beauty thanks to a renovation effort spearheaded by Public Interest Projects, Inc. and the Vanderbilt Apartments, Inc. The George Vanderbilt Hotel was converted to apartments in 1969 by a nonprofit organization to provide housing for the elderly.
Such was the fate of the ornate façade of the George Vanderbilt Hotel.
The George Vanderbilt Hotel's façade was stripped down to the metal frame and rebuilt with an interior concrete block wall and an exterior wall of tan brick.
www.asheville.com /news/vanderbilt.html   (556 words)

  
 George Vanderbilt and the winner Tazio Nuvolari at the Roosvelt Field circuit, 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
George Vanderbilt and the winner Tazio Nuvolari at the Roosvelt Field circuit, 1936
George Vanderbilt, the American multi-millionaire "sponsor" of the race, gives the enormous cup to the Mantuan that is still on his Alfa Romeo type 12C-36 (but he will be transported in triumph and he'll enter in the cup!).
The 1936 edition of the Vanderbilt's Cup resumed the traditional race that born in 1904 and that was interrupted in 1916.
www.nivola.org /nuv2-vanderbilte.html   (110 words)

  
 Welcome to Biltmore Farms
George Vanderbilt first began acquiring land in Asheville in 1887.
Vanderbilt was a man of many interests, passions and avocations.
What began as an agricultural arm of the self-sustaining community Vanderbilt had envisioned, Biltmore Farms has grown into a diverse array of companies, each serving an essential function in the building of the WNC community: hospitality, residential, retail and commercial development, and new-home construction.
www.biltmorefarms.com /biltmore_farms_copro.html   (263 words)

  
 Biltmore Estate...a Legacy in Stone - Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
With a bankroll large enough to move a mountain, George W. Vanderbilt brought his dream of a country estate to life with a sense of worldliness, evolving around education, travel, style and exquisite taste, along with a vision for the future of this vast mountain wilderness.
Vanderbilt would have thought about the number of visitors who wander around their property today, strolling thru their private quarters, peering into their luxurious bedroom chambers, viewing their personal effects and enjoying their share of this monument to a man and his vision.
George Washington Vanderbilt and American socialite Edith Stuyvesant Dresser in 1898 and the birth of their daughter Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt in 1900.
www.theblueridgehighlander.com /Biltmore_Estate/a_legacy_in_stone.html   (1131 words)

  
 George W. Vanderbilt's Country Chateau at Biltmore
George Vanderbilt engaged two of the most distinguished designers of the 19th century: architect Richard Morris Hunt (1828-95) and landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) to create a little bit of Eden on some 8,000 acre estate.
George commissioned the Bacon painting which was completed in 1896.
George acquired his mother's portrait apparently right after her death.
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/Richard_Morris_Hunt/Biltmore/Biltmore.htm   (1100 words)

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