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  George W. Vanderbilt at AllExperts
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.allexperts.com /e/g/ge/george_w._vanderbilt.htm   (129 words)

  
 Vanderbilt family at AllExperts
The family was founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), the fourth of nine children born to a Staten Island family of modest means.
Cornelius Vanderbilt left school at the age of 11 and went on to build a shipping and railroad empire that, during the 19th century, made him one of the wealthiest men in the world.
In 1855 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000 m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
en.allexperts.com /e/v/va/vanderbilt_family.htm   (822 words)

  
 William Henry Vanderbilt - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia
William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
William Henry Vanderbilt was an extremely active philanthropist, giving back extensively to a number of philanthropic causes including the YMCA, funding to help establish the Metropolitan Opera and an endowment for the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Vanderbilt is less known as the grandfather of the superhighway.
www.medbib.com /William_Henry_Vanderbilt   (823 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   (1778 words)

  
 Vanderbilt, USA
Patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt a noted philanthropist, established the family fortune by monopolizing steam-driven transportation to and from New York City, at first on water, and later by rail; his heirs increased the Vanderbilt wealth, and in later generations the family continued to produce leading names in high society, fashion, philanthropy, and the sporting life.
George Washington Vanderbilt 1862—1914, was the fourth son of William H. Vanderbilt, born 14 November 1862, New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, died 6 March 1914, Washington, DC, USA.
George Vanderbilt, the American multi-millionaire "sponsor" of the race, gives the enormous Vanderbilt Cup to Mantuan that is still on his Alfa Romeo type 12C-36.
fribourg.com.ar /genealogy/Vanderbilt/genealogie/001.genealogie.Vanderbilt.html   (10600 words)

  
 George Washington Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Living - The Cincinnati Post
It may be similar to the giant Christmas tree from which George Washington Vanderbilt III (grandson of the industrialist Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt) handed out wrapped gifts for all the servants' children.
More than 100 years ago, before the Vanderbilts could take up residence, a special railway spur had to be constructed to bring building materials, including tons of Indiana limestone for the French renaissance chateau, to the lofty site with mountain views.
Vanderbilt and the architect Hunt traveled together while the house was being built, journeying through Europe and Asia to collect all the furnishings.
www.cincypost.com /2003/11/15/biltm111503.html   (1466 words)

  
 Tchatting.com Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
March 29 - The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections.
June 22 - Moise Tshombe is released for lack of evidence of connection to the murder of Patrice Lumumba.
June 25 - U.S. philanthropist George Washington Vanderbilt III is found dead at the base of a San Francisco skyscraper.
www.tchatting.com /forum/vbencyclopedia.php?title=1961   (2217 words)

  
 Vanderbilt
Members of the family dominated what has come to be known as the "Gilded Age", a period when Vanderbilt men were the merchant princes of American life through their prominence in the business world and as patrons of the arts.
In 1855 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
Josiah Hornblower, a descendant of the Vanderbilts and heir to the Vanderbilt/Whitney empire, is featured in a documentary called Born Rich about the experience of growing up as the heir to one of the world's greatest fortunes.
www.kopete.org /Vanderbilt.html   (744 words)

  
 Obituaries
Alfred Gywnne Vanderbilt, 87, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt II reputed to be the richest man in the world, of Mill Neck, died on Nov. 12, 1999.
Vanderbilt's greatest achievement in racing was Native Dancer, whose name was one of the lineage puns for which Mr.
Some of his famous relatives were his aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, artist and founder of the Museum of Modern Art; his uncle, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, brigadier general; another aunt Gladys Moore Vanderbilt, who inherited the Breakers, the family summer cottage in Newport, RI.
www.antonnews.com /oysterbayenterprisepilot/1999/11/26/obituaries   (663 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Biltmore offers a look behind scenes
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.
As she worked on the project, Rickman said, she imagined Vanderbilt retreating to the observatory on cold days to sit in front of the fire and read.
George's siblings — also heirs to Commodore Vanderbilt's fortune — built mansions elsewhere around the country, including The Breakers and Marble House in Newport, and an estate in Hyde Park, in New York's Hudson Valley.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600154658,00.html   (1176 words)

  
 Tommy Franks - George Washington
The contemporary identity of George Washington was revealed to me by Ahtun Re, the Egyptian spirit guide channeled through Kevin Ryerson, the trance medium featured in three of Shirley MacLaine’s books.
George Washington was born in 1732 and became involved in military matters early on in life.
Washington fought in the French and Indian War and at age 22, was commissioned a lieutenant colonel.
www.johnadams.net /cases/samples/Franks-Washington   (919 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)

  
 Cornelius Vanderbilt III - Article about Cornelius Vanderbilt III
Neily and Grace Vanderbilt remained married for the rest of their lives and had two children, Cornelius, Jr., born in 1898 who would marry seven times, and a daughter Grace, born in 1900.
Neily Vanderbilt was an inveterate tinkerer with all things mechanical and during his lifetime he patented more than thirty inventions for improving locomotives and freight cars, including several which brought him a significant royalty income.
As with other members of the Vanderbilt family, yachting was one of Neily Vanderbilt's favorite pastimes as an escape from a busy life that included a seat on the Board of Directors of a number of major American corporations.
yawiki.org /proc/Cornelius_Vanderbilt_III   (725 words)

  
 Christmas at the Biltmore
Vanderbilt equipped it with the latest technological wonders: electricity, telephones, central heating, mechanical refrigeration, elevators, fire alarms and central plumbing.
Years before, his father and grandfather had amassed the great Vanderbilt fortunes in shipping and railroad, while George preferred the life of a scholar and a traveler.
After George Vanderbilt's unexpected death in 1914 following an emergency appendectomy, the house eventually passed into the hands of his grandsons.
www.rvfreewheelin.com /biltmore1204.htm   (1325 words)

  
 CNN - arts & style - Newly opened rooms in America's largest home shine for Christmas - December 13, 1999
It belonged to George Washington Vanderbilt III, heir to an industrial fortune that made him one of the richest men of his time.
Vanderbilt opened his new home to family and friends for the first time on Christmas Eve, 104 years ago.
Vanderbilt named the rooms for artists and works of art represented in his vast collection: Van Dyck, a 17th-century Flemish painter; Madonna, a tribute to masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance; Morland, an 18th-century English landscape artist; and Watson, an 18th-century engraver.
archives.cnn.com /1999/STYLE/design/12/13/biltmore.ipix   (812 words)

  
 Biltmore Estate by Richard Morris Hunt
This country retreat, built for George Washington Vanderbilt III, is located in the scenic Appalachian mountains in western North Carolina in the town of Asheville, known in the late nineteenth century as a health resort.
As John M. Bryan explains (alluding to the work of Mark Girouard), this style was "the Nouveau Riche style" of the third quarter of the nineteenth century in England and Victorians were attracted to the skyline silhouette of this dramatic style (41-42).
Hunt and Vanderbilt had in fact visited a number of these estates in both France and England and they were especially impressed by Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire (1877-83), which was one of the principal sources for the east elevation of Biltmore Estate.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/ncarolina/biltmore/biltmoreintro.html   (521 words)

  
 Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven - Person Page 2828
Abram Vanderbilt was the son of Abraham Vanderbilt and Julia Ann Paton.
Austin Vanderbilt was the son of Isaac Farley Vanderbilt and Rebecca Austin.
Catharine Vanderbilt was the daughter of Jeremiah Vanderbilt and Sarah Van Brunt.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~conover/conover-p/p2828.htm   (2247 words)

  
 Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University
Deviations from where a particular signal is predicted to occur can provide additional information including: (i) identification of sights of post-translational modification, (ii) characterization of secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structural motifs, and (iii) rapid screening for analyte-ligand binding interactions (Figure 1(B)).
The separation of analytes on the basis of molecular class provides significant advantages as a proteomics tool, because signals arising from concomitant, non-peptidic, materials are readily separated from the peptides of interest.
(iii) Development of imaging IM-MS instrumentation for multidimensional imaging/characterization of biomarker species from microarrays or thin tissue sections.
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/Chemistry/faculty/bio.php?ID=252   (769 words)

  
 Upstairs, downstairs: Biltmore opens rooms that offer glimpses into servants' lives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Seventy-five years after it was first opened to the public, George W. Vanderbilt's grand Biltmore House -- the largest home in the United States -- is showing off a new side.
Ten rooms on the house's fourth floor, including several that housed the servants who kept the 250-room house running, have been restored and opened to the public for the first time.
George's siblings -- also heirs to Commodore Vanderbilt's fortune -- built mansions elsewhere around the country, including The Breakers and Marble House in Newport, and an estate in Hyde Park, in New York's Hudson Valley.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05233/556103.stm   (1359 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Cup - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 1908 race was held over parts of the new highway and much to the delight of the large crowd on hand, George Robertson, a 23-year-old from Garden City, New York, became the first American to win the Vanderbilt Cup.
Won by Harry Carter driving a Stanguellini, the Vanderbilt Cup name disappeared for another 36 years until 1996.
In recognition of William Kissam Vanderbilt's place in automotive racing history, a copy of the original cup was created as the trophy for the CART U.S. 500 race.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Vanderbilt_Cup   (800 words)

  
 Curiosity served: Biltmore opens servants' quarters | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ten rooms on the fourth floor – including several that housed the servants who kept the 250-room house running – have been restored and opened to the public.
The rooms offer visitors a sense of life behind the scenes at Biltmore, which was completed in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt III, a grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad and shipping tycoon.
George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore House has its grand side, such as the stairway (top), and a more modest side, such as the maids' room (middle), but the mansion all adds up to stunning (above).
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20051225/news_1t25biltmore.html   (1069 words)

  
 Welcome to Your Company Fine Gifts & Accents - Just the Right Shoe - June 2000 Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Martha Washington demanded the highest quality in all her clothing, including her shoes, which were expertly crafted in England from the finest materials available.
The Biltmore Estate, a 250-room country chateau built by George Washington Vanderbilt III in the late 1800s, has always stood alone as a grand estate, leading the way for others to follow.
As the twentieth century marched forward, many of the guests privileged enough to be invited to the incomperable Vanderbilt residence were also leaders of their time, with the charismatic personal magnetism and charm that inspires others to follow their lead.
www.abweb.net /demo/joui/cgi-bin/web.cgi?KEY=JSL000005   (1809 words)

  
 Winston-Salem Journal | Tar Heel Travel: Biltmore adds a look at life backstairs
Ten rooms on the fourth floor _ including several that housed the servants who kept the 250-room house running _ have been restored and opened to the public for the first time.
George's siblings _ also heirs to Commodore Vanderbilt's fortune _ built mansions elsewhere around the country, including The Breakers and Marble House in Newport, R.I., and an estate in Hyde Park, in New York's Hudson Valley.
The Biltmore Estate is still owned by the descendants of George W. Vanderbilt, who operate it as a combination historic home and destination resort.
www.journalnow.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031783879810&path=!localnews&s=1037645509099   (1332 words)

  
 The George Washington University Law School - Faculty Profiles
As a naval judge advocate, John engaged in 14 years of balanced litigation experience prosecuting and defending both trial and appellate military cases.
For the last 11 years, John has been a Professorial Lecturer in Law teaching Trial Advocacy at the George Washington University Law School.
His bar admissions include: the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Military Appeals; the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
www.law.gwu.edu /Faculty/profile.aspx?id=3217   (238 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I don't know if there are any hard and fast rules, but in "Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette," (written 1947-1952; published 1952 through 1972) she says: "A man who is a Jr., a II, a III or possibly a IV, usually needs to take action when the preceding holder of the name dies.
Alfred Gwynne --- William Henry --- Cornelius --- Gertrude Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt II Vanderbilt III Whitney
George Washington Vanderbilt III was named for a son of William H. II and that person (George Washington II) was named for the first George Washington Vanderbilt, one of The Commodore's sons.
ftp.rootsweb.com /pub/roots-l/messages/96aug/3830   (338 words)

  
 Writing.Com: Biltmore Estates
It was George Washington Vanderbilt III who paid a visit to the quiet location of Asheville, NC in 1888 and started purchasing land, and a year later construction on the Biltmore home began.
I could just imagine being a guest back in the late 19th, early 20th century, and being able to just take the elevator down to the basement and go bowling with the George Vanderbilt.
Anyway, after walking through the entire house, which takes approximately two and a half hours to complete, I was so hungry.
www.writing.com /main/view_item/item_id/1028359/printit/1   (751 words)

  
 VintageAutoSports.com = september8th.com family
Between 1904—1916, the Vanderbilt Cup was the first major trophy in American auto racing.
An international event, it was founded by William Kissam Vanderbilt II, and contested across 30.24 miles of infant dirt roads throughout Nassau County on Long Island, New York.
With a World War and depression cancelling the races after 1916, The Vanderbilt Cup was again in business when William Kissam Vanderbilt II´s nephew, George Washington Vanderbilt III sponsored a 300—mile race at the new Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island, New York.
www.september8th.com /ors_vanderbilt_gp_1936_p1.html   (159 words)

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